Rumi Bridge to the Soul Journeys into the Music and

Rumi Bridge to the Soul Journeys into the Music and


Rumi Bridge to the Soul Journeys into the Music and Silence of the Heart ❰Ebook❯ ➡ Rumi Bridge to the Soul Journeys into the Music and Silence of the Heart Author Rumi – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 2007 is the Year of Rumi and who better than Coleman Barks Rumi's unlikely supremely passionate ambassador to mark the milestone of this great poet's 800th birthday Barks who was recently awarded an h is the Year of to the Epub Ý Rumi and who better than Coleman Barks Rumi's unlikely supremely passionate ambassador to mark the milestone of this great poet's th birthday Barks who was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Persian language and literature by the University of Tehran for his thirty years of translating Rumi has collected and translated ninety Rumi Bridge Kindle - new poems most of them never published before in any form The result is this beautiful edition titled Rumi Bridge to the Soul The bridge in the title is a reference to the Khajou Bridge in Isphahan Iran which Barks visited with Robert Bly in May of —a trip that in many ways prompted this book The soul Bridge to the MOBI ð bridge also suggests Rumi himself who crosses cultures and religions and brings us all together to listen to his words regardless of origin or creed Open this book and let Rumi's poetry carry you into the interior silence and joy of the spirit the place that unites conscious knowing with a deeper soulful understanding.

  • Hardcover
  • 148 pages
  • Rumi Bridge to the Soul Journeys into the Music and Silence of the Heart
  • Rumi
  • English
  • 14 October 2016
  • 9780061338168

About the Author: Rumi

Jalāl ad Dīn Muhammad Rūmī to the Epub Ý also known as Jalāl ad Dīn Muhammad Balkhī MevlânâMawlānā مولانا our master MevlevîMawlawī مولوی my master and popularly simply as Rumi was a th century Persian poet jurist Islamic scholar theologian and Sufi mystic who lived in Konya a city of Ottoman Empire Today's Turkey His poems have been widely translated into Rumi Bridge Kindle - many of the world's lan.



10 thoughts on “Rumi Bridge to the Soul Journeys into the Music and Silence of the Heart

  1. Mutasim Billah Mutasim Billah says:

    Be clear like a mirror reflecting nothing Be clean of pictures and the worry that comes with images Gaze into what is not ashamed or afraid of any truth Contain all human faces in your own without any judgment of them Be pure emptiness What is inside that? you ask Silence is all I can say Lovers have some secrets that they keep Jalāl ad Dīn Muhammad Rūmī30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273 At the proposal of the Permanent Delegations of Afghanistan Iran and Turkey and as approved by its Executive Board and General Conference in conformity with its mission of “constructing in the minds of men the defences of peace” UNESCO was associated with the celebration in 2007 of the eight hundredth anniversary of Rumi's birth The commemoration at UNESCO itself took place on 6 September 2007; UNESCO issued a medal in Rumi's name in the hope that it would prove an encouragement to those who are engaged in research on and dissemination of Rumi's ideas and ideals which would in turn enhance the diffusion of the ideals of UNESCOTo commemorate the occasion HarperCollins released Bridge to the Soul a compilation of Rumi's poetry by Coleman Barks a lifelong interpreter and champion of Rumi's works The compilation consists of 90 of Rumi's poems The bridge in the title is a reference to the Khajou Bridge in Isphahan Iran which Barks visited with Robert Bly in May of 2006—a trip that in many ways prompted this book The soul bridge also suggests Rumi himself who crosses cultures and religions and brings us all together to listen to his words regardless of origin or creed Khajou Bridge Mevlana Museum the shrine of Rumi

  2. Julie Julie says:

    A former spiritual teacher of mine contacted me earlier this spring to ask if I wanted to join her 9 week “Rumi and Mystical Poetry” intensive using Coleman Barks' “Bridge to the Soul” as a guideI bought the precious little hardcover that fits so perfectly in the human hand and thought how can I commit to a 9 week class? I'm a mother of three and while one IS fully formed the other two are like those little creatures from Dr Seuss's “Hop on Pop” Remember “Day Play We play all day Night Fight We fight all night?”Anyway I'm tired I'm busy and I thought I couldn't make time for Rumi But what a mistake to think I couldn't make time for RumiPeople we all need to make time for RumiSo I begged the family made it happen and sometimes on the day of the class I had to prepare the entire day to make the 2 hour evening class work But it worked We started with Coleman Barks' Introduction where he uotes Nietzsche “What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal”And adds “A human being is a going across”A human being is a going across? Oh dear God can you dream up a sentence delicious??And then we jumped in to Rumi And what can I do here but tell you that as we finished the class each evening and I walked out to my car with a full panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains in the background I felt as happy as a young bride I smiled the entire drive home feeling that Everything around me was One That if I worked at it I could find my way to love all of Humanity That though I sometimes feel I am one hot mess my soul is perfectBy morning it was harder to hold on to the spell that Rumi cast but when I felt my grasp slipping I would open the book again hungry for of that experience of One It is obviously a work in progress a lifetime commitment but this journey begins with the simple act of reading one of Rumi's poemsI could not begin to include my favorite passages in this review Honestly I would just be re writing the entire book But I would like to finish here with Rumi's words rather than mineWe tremble like leaves about to let goThere is no avoiding painor feeling exiled or the taste of dustBut also we have a green winged longingfor the sweetness of the friend 32Root like a lotus plunging deep in the mudthat does not mind a death wind in its leavesWait for I am waiting too 109

  3. Kimber Kimber says:

    Gold

  4. Stephanie Kapllani Stephanie Kapllani says:

    Although it was hard for me to understand what he is saying in a lot of his poems they are really beautiful I really like this one called Secret Places;Lovers find secret placesinside this violent worldwhere they make transactions with beautyReason says NonsenseI have walked and measured the walls here There are no places like thatLove says There areReason sets up a marketand begins doing businessLove has hidden workHallaj steps away from the pulpitand climbs the stairs of the gallowsLovers feel a truth inside themselvesthat rational people keep denyingIt is reasonable to say Surrenderis just an idea that keeps peoplefrom leading their livesLove responds No This thinking is what is dangerousUsing language obscureswhat Shams come to giveEvery day the sun risesout of low word cloudsinto burning silence

  5. Sandra Miksa Sandra Miksa says:

    I like how the translator touched upon bridges to demonstrate Rumi's poetry as a bridge to the soul A bridge filled with echoes of silence and well being To let in the Shams As for the Ruminator poems themselves there has been something lost in translation is my belief Irregardless I enjoyed most of the poems but only a select few touched me One of my favorite lines is We must die to become true human beings

  6. Skylar Burris Skylar Burris says:

    The Essential Rumi and The Soul of Rumi are both better collections of poems than this one; here we seem to be getting to the dregs of Rumi yet even Rumi's dregs are superior to the cream of many poets There were several poems in this collection that moved me deeply and some that had no effect at all Though not the best selection of Rumi's verses this book is still well worth reading In the introduction Coleman Barks tells of how members of diverse religions Hindus Christians Muslims and Jews attended Rumi's funeral When asked why they said He strengthens us where we are That is how I feel about Rumi's poetry though not a Christian himself he strengthens me AS a Christian; his poetry often speaks to me in a spiritual way and moves me in a way I am rarely moved While I like Coleman Barks translations of Rumi and I am glad he has dug up some poems to offer us I could have done without his introduction to this volume First he went on in too much detail about a particular bridge and then he went off onto a political schpiel that involved comparing Iran's government to that of the United States yes true Iran is oppressive but hey look at us Then he did some self congratulatory backslapping for the one Bush bash he couldn't resist making publicly in Iran While I am certainly no political fan of Bush I could do without all the self righteous academics and celebrities focusing with single vision on the flaws in their own country while yucking it up with the tyrants of other countries There's no need to feel self satisfied about a Bush slap while visiting a nation whose regime feeds the people a steady diet of anti Americanism Hey here's some interesting facts Americans may not know about Iran courtesy of Coleman Barks Tehran has no ghettos what a pleasant poverty free land wonderfully cheap gas and people who never act like they hate Americans even though they really truly should The introduction aside I of course enjoyed Rumi's poems

  7. Edita Edita says:

    Lovers find secret placesinside this violent worldwhere they make transactionswith beautyReason says NonsenseI have walked and measured the walls hereThere are no places like thatLove says There are

  8. Mark Mark says:

    I was listening to a podcast on Speaking of Faith an interview with a woman expert on Rumi I was listening to her read one of the poems on birds while birds were flying over the James River one of those 'you had to be there moments' went right out when I got home to get the book she recommended I'm reading a poem each day and I'm still trying to get into it we'll see

  9. Sue Sue says:

    Beautiful poetry some of it is very hard to interpret even though the translation is good It's just so hard for me to believe Rumi's love for Shams wasn't physical instead of religious But that aside the poems work either way I always have to take my time when reading Rumi His poems are to be savored This new collection for his 800th anniversary is a jewel

  10. Shokufeh شکوفه Kavani کاوانی Shokufeh شکوفه Kavani کاوانی says:

    Colman Barks has to be appreciated and admired for the great works that he has done into introducing Rumi to the western worldI hope somebody could do the same for Hafez Saadi and other Iranian poets and writers

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10 thoughts on “Rumi Bridge to the Soul Journeys into the Music and Silence of the Heart

  1. Mutasim Billah Mutasim Billah says:

    Be clear like a mirror reflecting nothing Be clean of pictures and the worry that comes with images Gaze into what is not ashamed or afraid of any truth Contain all human faces in your own without any judgment of them Be pure emptiness What is inside that? you ask Silence is all I can say Lovers have some secrets that they keep Jalāl ad Dīn Muhammad Rūmī30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273 At the proposal of the Permanent Delegations of Afghanistan Iran and Turkey and as approved by its Executive Board and General Conference in conformity with its mission of “constructing in the minds of men the defences of peace” UNESCO was associated with the celebration in 2007 of the eight hundredth anniversary of Rumi's birth The commemoration at UNESCO itself took place on 6 September 2007; UNESCO issued a medal in Rumi's name in the hope that it would prove an encouragement to those who are engaged in research on and dissemination of Rumi's ideas and ideals which would in turn enhance the diffusion of the ideals of UNESCOTo commemorate the occasion HarperCollins released Bridge to the Soul a compilation of Rumi's poetry by Coleman Barks a lifelong interpreter and champion of Rumi's works The compilation consists of 90 of Rumi's poems The bridge in the title is a reference to the Khajou Bridge in Isphahan Iran which Barks visited with Robert Bly in May of 2006—a trip that in many ways prompted this book The soul bridge also suggests Rumi himself who crosses cultures and religions and brings us all together to listen to his words regardless of origin or creed Khajou Bridge Mevlana Museum the shrine of Rumi

  2. Julie Julie says:

    A former spiritual teacher of mine contacted me earlier this spring to ask if I wanted to join her 9 week “Rumi and Mystical Poetry” intensive using Coleman Barks' “Bridge to the Soul” as a guideI bought the precious little hardcover that fits so perfectly in the human hand and thought how can I commit to a 9 week class? I'm a mother of three and while one IS fully formed the other two are like those little creatures from Dr Seuss's “Hop on Pop” Remember “Day Play We play all day Night Fight We fight all night?”Anyway I'm tired I'm busy and I thought I couldn't make time for Rumi But what a mistake to think I couldn't make time for RumiPeople we all need to make time for RumiSo I begged the family made it happen and sometimes on the day of the class I had to prepare the entire day to make the 2 hour evening class work But it worked We started with Coleman Barks' Introduction where he uotes Nietzsche “What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal”And adds “A human being is a going across”A human being is a going across? Oh dear God can you dream up a sentence delicious??And then we jumped in to Rumi And what can I do here but tell you that as we finished the class each evening and I walked out to my car with a full panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains in the background I felt as happy as a young bride I smiled the entire drive home feeling that Everything around me was One That if I worked at it I could find my way to love all of Humanity That though I sometimes feel I am one hot mess my soul is perfectBy morning it was harder to hold on to the spell that Rumi cast but when I felt my grasp slipping I would open the book again hungry for of that experience of One It is obviously a work in progress a lifetime commitment but this journey begins with the simple act of reading one of Rumi's poemsI could not begin to include my favorite passages in this review Honestly I would just be re writing the entire book But I would like to finish here with Rumi's words rather than mineWe tremble like leaves about to let goThere is no avoiding painor feeling exiled or the taste of dustBut also we have a green winged longingfor the sweetness of the friend 32Root like a lotus plunging deep in the mudthat does not mind a death wind in its leavesWait for I am waiting too 109

  3. Kimber Kimber says:

    Gold

  4. Stephanie Kapllani Stephanie Kapllani says:

    Although it was hard for me to understand what he is saying in a lot of his poems they are really beautiful I really like this one called Secret Places;Lovers find secret placesinside this violent worldwhere they make transactions with beautyReason says NonsenseI have walked and measured the walls here There are no places like thatLove says There areReason sets up a marketand begins doing businessLove has hidden workHallaj steps away from the pulpitand climbs the stairs of the gallowsLovers feel a truth inside themselvesthat rational people keep denyingIt is reasonable to say Surrenderis just an idea that keeps peoplefrom leading their livesLove responds No This thinking is what is dangerousUsing language obscureswhat Shams come to giveEvery day the sun risesout of low word cloudsinto burning silence

  5. Sandra Miksa Sandra Miksa says:

    I like how the translator touched upon bridges to demonstrate Rumi's poetry as a bridge to the soul A bridge filled with echoes of silence and well being To let in the Shams As for the Ruminator poems themselves there has been something lost in translation is my belief Irregardless I enjoyed most of the poems but only a select few touched me One of my favorite lines is We must die to become true human beings

  6. Skylar Burris Skylar Burris says:

    The Essential Rumi and The Soul of Rumi are both better collections of poems than this one; here we seem to be getting to the dregs of Rumi yet even Rumi's dregs are superior to the cream of many poets There were several poems in this collection that moved me deeply and some that had no effect at all Though not the best selection of Rumi's verses this book is still well worth reading In the introduction Coleman Barks tells of how members of diverse religions Hindus Christians Muslims and Jews attended Rumi's funeral When asked why they said He strengthens us where we are That is how I feel about Rumi's poetry though not a Christian himself he strengthens me AS a Christian; his poetry often speaks to me in a spiritual way and moves me in a way I am rarely moved While I like Coleman Barks translations of Rumi and I am glad he has dug up some poems to offer us I could have done without his introduction to this volume First he went on in too much detail about a particular bridge and then he went off onto a political schpiel that involved comparing Iran's government to that of the United States yes true Iran is oppressive but hey look at us Then he did some self congratulatory backslapping for the one Bush bash he couldn't resist making publicly in Iran While I am certainly no political fan of Bush I could do without all the self righteous academics and celebrities focusing with single vision on the flaws in their own country while yucking it up with the tyrants of other countries There's no need to feel self satisfied about a Bush slap while visiting a nation whose regime feeds the people a steady diet of anti Americanism Hey here's some interesting facts Americans may not know about Iran courtesy of Coleman Barks Tehran has no ghettos what a pleasant poverty free land wonderfully cheap gas and people who never act like they hate Americans even though they really truly should The introduction aside I of course enjoyed Rumi's poems

  7. Edita Edita says:

    Lovers find secret placesinside this violent worldwhere they make transactionswith beautyReason says NonsenseI have walked and measured the walls hereThere are no places like thatLove says There are

  8. Mark Mark says:

    I was listening to a podcast on Speaking of Faith an interview with a woman expert on Rumi I was listening to her read one of the poems on birds while birds were flying over the James River one of those 'you had to be there moments' went right out when I got home to get the book she recommended I'm reading a poem each day and I'm still trying to get into it we'll see

  9. Sue Sue says:

    Beautiful poetry some of it is very hard to interpret even though the translation is good It's just so hard for me to believe Rumi's love for Shams wasn't physical instead of religious But that aside the poems work either way I always have to take my time when reading Rumi His poems are to be savored This new collection for his 800th anniversary is a jewel

  10. Shokufeh شکوفه Kavani کاوانی Shokufeh شکوفه Kavani کاوانی says:

    Colman Barks has to be appreciated and admired for the great works that he has done into introducing Rumi to the western worldI hope somebody could do the same for Hafez Saadi and other Iranian poets and writers

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