The Complete Idiot's Guide to Rumi Meditations: Timeless Paths to Spiritual Growth and Unity with God

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Penguin, Feb 5, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 256 pages

Discover moving meditation with one of today's top-selling poets.

Rumi was a 13th-century Sufi theologian and poet who spoke of love, unity with God, and spiritual growth. Rumi and his followers, known as the Whirling Dervishes, employed music, poetry, and dance to become closer to God. This guide brings the unique practice of moving meditation to American readers, offering more than 40 meditations based on Rumi's poems.

? Includes a timeline of Rumi's life, a glossary, and resources for further exploration

 

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Contents

Meet the Master
1
Who Was Rumi?
3
Rumi and His Worldview
21
Rumi the Writer
37
Nothing for Something Is Everything
57
The Forgotten Self
59
Igniting the Divine Spark
77
Fighting the Illusion That Binds You
95
Understanding the Nature of Love and Pain
115
Dancing with the Beloved
131
Celebrating Earthly Passion
145
In the Garden of Eternal Delight
161
Wisdom to Live By
163
Animal Fables
179
Stories of the Seeker
195
Copyright

Love and the Single Mind
113

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About the author (2008)

Yahiya Emerick is an American convert to Islam who has been involved in interfaith issues and education since 1990. He has a graduate degree in history, has authored 14 books for adults and children, and has been published in many magazines, including the Journal for Religion and Education.

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