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The Sufi Mystic Rumi has been called the most popular poet in the world. When he died in 1273, people of all faiths came to his funeral. The poetry in these pages comes from “the inner work” Rumi did after meeting his teacher and friend Shams Tabriz. “The words that came so spontaneously carry a broad range of religious awareness: the meditative silence and ‘no mind’ of Zen, the open heart and compassion of Jesus, the stern discipline of Muhammad, the convivial humor of Taoists, the crazy wisdom and bright intelligence or the Jewish Hasidic masters. Rumi is a planetary poet, loved the world over for the grandeur of his surrender and for the freedom and grace of his poetry.” (Coleman Barks, “A Year with Rumi,” p. 2)

 

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