Sunday, September 16, 2007

Rumi: Bridge to the Soul

By Francy Marcotte - Arbiter Online - Boise. ID, U.S.A.

Friday, September 14, 2007

On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Boise State University Philosophy Department will present “Rumi: Bridge to the Soul,” an evening dedicated to the 800th birthday of Persian Scholar and Poet Maulana Jalal’an-din Balkhi Rumi.

The event will include music and a reading of Rumi’s poetry by internationally recognized Poet, Scholar and Translator Coleman Barks from his new book, also titled “Rumi: Bridge to the Soul.”

Rumi is regarded as one of the most loved poets in America, often preferred over William Shakespeare. His poems speak of love, unity, mysticism and self-improvement in simple, yet profound verses. Barks emphasizes Rumi’s ability to reach out to a variety of people.
“Rumi is a bridge in two ways. He’s a bridge between religions and cultures and between the individual’s practice and soul to get back to the core of one’s identity,” said Barks.

Peter Hodges, a Boise State Philosophy instructor who produced the event, also praises Rumi’s ability to reach inside the individual.

“Rumi’s poetry is boundless and bewildering as it expands the attention inward to the evolution of the soul’s growth where one becomes an overwhelming joy in the garden of union,” said Hodges.

Coleman Barks
Rumi: Bridge to the Soul: Journeys into the Music and Silence of the Heart
HarperOne (September 18, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0061338168
ISBN-13: 978-0061338168
[Buy at The Sufi Book Store http://astore.amazon.com/wilderwri-20].

1 comment:

irving said...

An excellent idea :) And it is being followed elsewhere also.

Alhamdulillah! Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel has been chosen by a Professor as one of the books to be read and discussed in the Philosophy 150–Great Ideas class at Oregon State University. The students are also free to email me with any comments or questions about the book.

Ya Haqq!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Rumi: Bridge to the Soul
By Francy Marcotte - Arbiter Online - Boise. ID, U.S.A.

Friday, September 14, 2007

On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Boise State University Philosophy Department will present “Rumi: Bridge to the Soul,” an evening dedicated to the 800th birthday of Persian Scholar and Poet Maulana Jalal’an-din Balkhi Rumi.

The event will include music and a reading of Rumi’s poetry by internationally recognized Poet, Scholar and Translator Coleman Barks from his new book, also titled “Rumi: Bridge to the Soul.”

Rumi is regarded as one of the most loved poets in America, often preferred over William Shakespeare. His poems speak of love, unity, mysticism and self-improvement in simple, yet profound verses. Barks emphasizes Rumi’s ability to reach out to a variety of people.
“Rumi is a bridge in two ways. He’s a bridge between religions and cultures and between the individual’s practice and soul to get back to the core of one’s identity,” said Barks.

Peter Hodges, a Boise State Philosophy instructor who produced the event, also praises Rumi’s ability to reach inside the individual.

“Rumi’s poetry is boundless and bewildering as it expands the attention inward to the evolution of the soul’s growth where one becomes an overwhelming joy in the garden of union,” said Hodges.

Coleman Barks
Rumi: Bridge to the Soul: Journeys into the Music and Silence of the Heart
HarperOne (September 18, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0061338168
ISBN-13: 978-0061338168
[Buy at The Sufi Book Store http://astore.amazon.com/wilderwri-20].

1 comment:

irving said...

An excellent idea :) And it is being followed elsewhere also.

Alhamdulillah! Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel has been chosen by a Professor as one of the books to be read and discussed in the Philosophy 150–Great Ideas class at Oregon State University. The students are also free to email me with any comments or questions about the book.

Ya Haqq!