Monday, January 22, 2007

Mevlana's Divan-i Kebir among best-sellers in USA


The Anatolian Times - Ankara,Turkey
Saturday, January 20, 2007
KONYA - Americans show great interest in Divan-i Kebir of Jalal ad-Din Rumi (also known as Mevlana).

In an exclusive interview with the A.A, Associate Prof. Dr. Nuri Simsekler, director of Selcuk University Mevlana Research & Practice Center, said on Friday that the Divan-i Kebir was one of the most important works of Mevlana in which he used the concepts of love and affection more than any other of his works.

"Prominent U.S. poet Coleman Barks compiled some poems from Rumi`s Divan-i Kebir in a book titled `The Essential Rumi`. The book is among the best-sellers in the United States," he said.

13th century Persian poet, jurist, and theologian Jalal ad-Din Rumi, devoted himself to the pursuit of Sufi mysticism, in which he was justly regarded as the supreme master. He was the spiritual founder of the Mevlevi order of whirling dervishes.

One of his most important works is the Mathnawi-i Manawi (Mesnevi). This comprises about thirty thousand couplets in six books, a vast compendium of Sufi lore and doctrine, interspersed with fables and anecdotes. It is especially remarkable for its insight into the laws of physics and psychology.

Rumi`s other major works are the Diwan-e Shams-e Tabriz (The Works of Shams of Tabriz - named in honor of Rumi`s great friend and inspiration), comprising some 40,000 verses, and the Fihi Ma Fih (In It What`s in It) which is composed of Rumi`s speeches on different subjects.

1 comment:

edmondgorg said...

Hello,

Society for Understanding Mevlana has published an exact replica of Mevlana Rumi's Divan-i Kebir. You can find more info and view pictures at sfumevlana.org. Harvard, Stanford, Library of Congress, Princeton, Brown University are among the list of folks that have purchased this treasure. The English translation of the Divan is a must for all public, private, collage, and university libraries.

Barzon

Monday, January 22, 2007

Mevlana's Divan-i Kebir among best-sellers in USA

The Anatolian Times - Ankara,Turkey
Saturday, January 20, 2007
KONYA - Americans show great interest in Divan-i Kebir of Jalal ad-Din Rumi (also known as Mevlana).

In an exclusive interview with the A.A, Associate Prof. Dr. Nuri Simsekler, director of Selcuk University Mevlana Research & Practice Center, said on Friday that the Divan-i Kebir was one of the most important works of Mevlana in which he used the concepts of love and affection more than any other of his works.

"Prominent U.S. poet Coleman Barks compiled some poems from Rumi`s Divan-i Kebir in a book titled `The Essential Rumi`. The book is among the best-sellers in the United States," he said.

13th century Persian poet, jurist, and theologian Jalal ad-Din Rumi, devoted himself to the pursuit of Sufi mysticism, in which he was justly regarded as the supreme master. He was the spiritual founder of the Mevlevi order of whirling dervishes.

One of his most important works is the Mathnawi-i Manawi (Mesnevi). This comprises about thirty thousand couplets in six books, a vast compendium of Sufi lore and doctrine, interspersed with fables and anecdotes. It is especially remarkable for its insight into the laws of physics and psychology.

Rumi`s other major works are the Diwan-e Shams-e Tabriz (The Works of Shams of Tabriz - named in honor of Rumi`s great friend and inspiration), comprising some 40,000 verses, and the Fihi Ma Fih (In It What`s in It) which is composed of Rumi`s speeches on different subjects.

1 comment:

edmondgorg said...

Hello,

Society for Understanding Mevlana has published an exact replica of Mevlana Rumi's Divan-i Kebir. You can find more info and view pictures at sfumevlana.org. Harvard, Stanford, Library of Congress, Princeton, Brown University are among the list of folks that have purchased this treasure. The English translation of the Divan is a must for all public, private, collage, and university libraries.

Barzon