RUMI: WHISPERS OF THE BELOVED Maryam Mafi
`Dear heart, where do you find the courage to seek the Beloved when you know He has annihilated so many like you before' I do not care, said my heart, my only wish is to become one with the Beloved.'
The poetry of Persian mystic Rumi (1207-1273) speaks directly to the heart, inflaming our longing for the Beloved and showing us how to allow what stands in between ourselves and the Highest to be consumed by the fire of love. These particular translations of his poems are beautiful, too. Lyrical, and with an inspired choice of words, they convey - we are sure - the full power of the original. Each short quatrain is like a crystal. The more you contemplate it, the more worlds you discover inside, each one sparkling with all the colours of the rainbow. Whether as an inspiration for love between lovers, or between a person and the Divine itself, this little book has much to offer as a source for meditation.
135pp, 100mm x 150mm, softback, 1999