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The Essential Rumi Analysis

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The Essential Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks) is a spiritual epic written by Jelaluddin Rumi (2004), a Muslim Preacher, poet, Sufi mystic and scholar. He was born September 30, 1207, in Balkh (present-day Afghanistan) and died in 1273 in Konya, Turkey (Arberry 27). This paper analyzes how Rumi express mystical love in his writing.
Rumi uses poetry, dance and music to articulate his ethical and spiritual teachings. The main concept in Essentials of Rumi is love. Rumi begins with a reed flute song (Rumi and Barks 17). The reed symbolizes the human soul. The song describes the sadness in souls of human beings caused by separation from the source (God). Because of the separation, human beings live unfulfilled lives and experience feelings of anxiety and boredom. Just as the reed longs to go back to the source, human beings need to reunite with the source. At the source, our lives…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Arberry, A. Mystical Poems of Rumi. PDF file, U of Chicago P, 2010.

\\\\"Mystical Experiences.\\\\" The Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research, 2 Aug. 2017, www.aiprinc.org/mystical/. Accessed 27 March 2019

Rumi, Jelaluddin, and Coleman Barks. The Essential Rumi. Kindle ed, HaperCollins, 2004.