By Jalaluddin Rumi
Translated by Kabir Helminski
Jalaluddin Rumi, one of the greatest mystics and poets the world has ever known, said, “love is a stranger and speaks a strange language.” And yet Rumi’s message of spiritual love speaks directly to our hearts after more than seven hundred years. This volume contains most of the earlier The Ruins of the Heart in revised form as well as an equal amount of new translations. A quintessential collection.
“The way of the heart is revealed with tantalizing gems of wisdom and great clarity. It is the work of a master of the heart, Jalaluddin Rumi.” — One Earth, Great Britain
“Love’s most lyrical expression… Helminski comes to his task with obvious affection and reverence. He is familiar with the cultural and spiritual background and context; thus his translations not only convey the poetry’s intent but its metaphysical nuances as well.” — Colorado Daily
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