A Little Book of Mystical Secrets

Rumi, Shams of Tabriz, and the Path of Ecstasy

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“After reading this insightful work, readers interested in Sufism, poetry, or Rumi himself will be delighted to have further insight and clarity about the influence that an otherwise almost unknown Muslim mystic had on one of the most celebrated poets of all time.”
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Book Details

Pages

240 Pages

Size

5 x 7

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

04/01/2017

ISBN

978-1-57174-745-7

Publisher

Hampton Roads Publishing

Authors

  • Author Maryam Mafi

    Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin are the translators for many works of Rumi's collected poems including Rumi's Little Book of Life: The Garden of the Soul, the Heart and the Spirit, Rumi: Whispers of the Beloved, and Rumi: Hidden Music. They live in London, England.

  • Foreword by Narguess Farzad

At long last, an accessible little book that focuses on the teachings of Rumi’s teacher and inspiration, Shams of Tabriz. Included in this slim, charming volume is a biographical sketch of the great Sufi teacher and mystic and a new translation of 500 of his core teachings that bring into fresh focus the meaning and mysteries of life and love.

There are many books on Rumi and many translations of his works and yet most readers are unaware of how Rumi became a mystic. Shams, an Arabic word that means the sun, was the catalyst that converted the rather resolute and ascetic Rumi, the cleric and teacher, into Rumi, the passionate disciple of the religion of love. He was the agent of the propulsive mystical energy that transformed Rumi the reticent into Rumi the ecstatic poet.

Rumi lovers, spiritual seekers, and devotees of the mystical path will meet this little book of wisdom and mystical secrets with enthusiasm.

I shall not place you in my heart
For you may get hurt by its wounds.
I won’t keep you in my eyes
For I may belittle you and
expose you to the ridicule of common men.
I will hide you inside my soul, not in my heart or in my eyes,
so that you may become one with my breath.

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“After reading this insightful work, readers interested in Sufism, poetry, or Rumi himself will be delighted to have further insight and clarity about the influence that an otherwise almost unknown Muslim mystic had on one of the most celebrated poets of all time.”
Publishers Weekly