Rumi is the world renowned mystic, saint, and poet who lived in Anatolia in the 13th century. The Divan-i Kebir is considered one of his two masterpieces the other being the more didactic Mesnevi. An anthology of lyric poems that contains more than 44, verses, it is written in Farsi, the language spoken in Anatolia at the time. It also contains some Arabic, Turkish, and even Greek words and poems. The Divan-i Kebir is considered one of the greatest works of Persian literature ever written. The two volumes of the original C.

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Volume 1 is currently out-of-print, but will be republished in the near future. His poetry is recorded in 13th century Farsi, the language of the times in Anatolia some Arabic, Turkish and Greek also appears. Rumi did not write down his poetry. Rather, he spontaneously recited poems day and night, and assigned people, called katib-i esrar [secret secretary], followed and recorded what he said.

These more than 44, verses provide beautiful explanations of the secrets of life, Love, humanity, God, and more. They serve as historical sketches of 13th Century life in Konya, Anatolia. And, they take the reader into the spiritual journey Rumi took years ago toward the enlightenment of Love.

Note: "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title. The Divan was originally written in 13th Century colloquial Farsi.

Translator Nevit O. Ergin began his spiritual life in , embarking on the same path as Rumi, the Path of Annihilation, also called the Path of Liberation.

Although Turkish by birth, Ergin lived in the United States from his mid-twenties until his passing at the age of 87 in Ergin recognized the challenge of translating from Turkish into English a work that was originally recorded in ancient Farsi. According to the Russian linguist Roman Jakobson, Poetry by definition is untranslatable.

Only creative transposition is possible. For that reason, according to Ergin, I have tried to be idiomatic and communicative, faithful to meaning rather than translating word-by-word. I humbly ask for tolerance and understanding from readers regarding this gigantic task.

On Linguistic Aspects of Translation , screen 19 of Review: " It is a monument to the inspiration of Shems i-Tabrizi What you find is a depth, consistency, and integrity of spiritual vision that is unparalleled. Buy Used.


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The museum is the mausoleum of Mevlana Rumi and is also the dervish lodge tekke of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes. One of the central figures of Islamic culture, Rumi only recently began to emerge as a poet of significance to Westerners. According to Zahra Partovi " Here the medium is truly the message: the most successful Sufi teacher of all times with countless devoted followers chooses to communicate through the path of poetry. This masterful poet combines philosophy, mysticism, and psychology in a language so piercing as to enter the realm of music. Rumi is a descriptive name meaning "the Roman" since he lived for the most part of his life in Anatolia which had been part of the Byzantine Empire two centuries before.


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