The Triumphal Sun: A Study of the Works of Jalaloddin Rumi

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SUNY Press, 1993 - Religion - 513 pages
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This is a book on Rumi's life, his poetry, his thought, and his influence. Rumi's work forms one of the pillars of the Sufi orders, particularly the Mevlevi order, better known in the West as the Whirling Dervishes. In this book Rumi emerges not only as a spiritual master, but also as a fully human being grounded firmly in the Koran and in classical Islamic mysticism.

The light of the Divine Sun, in its Beauty and Majesty, manifested itself for Rumi through the person of Shams of Tabriz. Transformed by this light, consumed by this fire, Mowlana Rumi saw the world in a new light. Everywhere he perceived God's Grandeur and his Grace.

The book also discusses the theological premises upon which Rumi's work rests, his attitude to the problems of free will and predestination, and his analysis of the mystical stages and stations. The book not only gives a very rich analysis of Rumi's language and poetical art, but also a picture of medieval Konya, whose features the mystical poet transforms and transfigures.
 

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U.S. Department of Justice,
Q: are all sciences the same?
A: nyet!
Q: are not (Biology and Ecology and Geology and Meteorology)
all a little different?
A: si! oui! vai! hai! haan! jee! ja! да! yea!
Q: how many sciences (seen and unseen) make up science?
A: only G-D knows
_________________________[yoo-hoo] [yoo-hoo]
U.S. Department of Justice,
Q: are all maths the same?
A: nyet!
Q: are not (Algebra and Geometry and Trigonometry and Calculus) all a little different?
A: si! oui! vai! hai! haan! jee! ja! да! yea!
Q: how many maths (seen and unseen) make up math?
A: only G-D knows
_________________________[yoo-hoo] [yoo-hoo]
U.S. Department of Justice,
Q: are all religions the same?
A: nyet!
_________________________[yoo-hoo] [yoo-hoo]
U.S. Department of Justice,
Q: did y'all know THAT
G-D 'Creates and Saves'
G-D 'Plants and Prunes'
G-D 'Confronts and Rebukes'
G-D 'Teaches and Tests'
A: nyet!
Fact: y'all know now (nunc)
p.s.
[ho ho ho] [HE HE HE] [Marry CHRISTmas]
 

Contents

IV
3
V
12
VI
37
VII
59
VIII
61
IX
75
X
82
XI
93
XXI
198
XXII
210
XXIII
223
XXIV
225
XXV
247
XXVI
280
XXVII
289
XXVIII
320

XII
124
XIII
131
XIV
138
XV
153
XVI
157
XVII
162
XVIII
169
XIX
173
XX
184
XXIX
332
XXX
352
XXXI
367
XXXII
397
XXXIII
481
XXXIV
493
XXXV
501
XXXVI
511
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Annemarie Schimmel is Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages at Harvard University. She is the author of several books including Islam: An Introduction, also published by SUNY Press, and the editor of the SUNY Press series, Muslim Spirituality in South Asia.

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