To the English reader the mysticism of Rumi opens a new world of spiritual and poetical experience. "God is One but religions are many" runs the Sufi teaching; and the English reader can here enlarge his experience by apprehending the mystic intuition of a great Persian poet. The late author's beautiful and faithful translations are illuminated by Notes on Sufi doctrine and experience. The author did not finish the Introduction, but it has been completed by his old pupil and friend, Professor A. J. Arberry, who has seen the book through the press.
1. The song of the reed 2. Remembered music 3. Love in absence 4. "The marriage of true minds" 5. "A sleep and a forgetting" 6. The grief of the dead 7. The unregenerate 8. The burden of existence 9. The spirit of the saints 10. The children of light 11. Love, the hierophant 12. The love of woman 13. Divine beauty 14. "I turn toward thee" 15. The truth within us 16. Mystics know 17. Asleep to the world 18. The faithful are one soul 19. The ladder to heaven 20. The true Sufi 21. Nothing venture nothing win 22. The man who looked back on his way to hell. 23 Spiritual churning 24. The blind follower 25. The birds of Solomon 26. The carnal soul 27. The beauty of death 28. A prayer for good behaviour 29. Communion with the saints 30. The man who fled from Azrael 31. "Omnes Eodem Cogimur" 32. Faith and works 33. "No monkery in Islam 34. Do not travel alone 35. Fine feathers 36. The treasure-seeker 37. The mystic way 38. The sceptic 39. The evil in ourselves 40. The hierarchy of saints 41. The spiritual guide 42. The uses of tribulation 43. "The spirit helpeth our infirmity" 44. Unseen miracles 45. The reward of the righteous 46. The saint’s vision of eternity 47. Beware of hurting the saint 48. The disinterested Cadi 49. Good words 50. "Here am I" 51. The soul of prayer 52. The friend who said "I" 53. God beyond praise 54. Knowledge is power 55. Our real names 56. Immediate knowledge 57. Tradition and intuition 58. Feeling and thinking 59. Mystical perception 60. Love and fear 61. The ascending soul 62. The negative way 63. The spirit of the universe 64. The absolute 65. Fons vitae 66. The purpose of creation 67. Divine providence 68. Causation 69. The divine factory 70. The world of time 71. Reality
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