Persian on paper, Shiraz, 1479. 25,000 verses or 50,000 lines. It is a spiritual text that teaches Sufis how to reach their goal of being truly in love with God. Stories are told to illustrate a point and each the illuminated rumi pdf free download is discussed in detail.
It incorporates a variety of Islamic wisdom but primarily focuses on emphasizing inward personal Sufi interpretation. In contrast to Rumi’s Diwan, the Masnavi is a relatively “sober” text. It explains the various dimensions of spiritual life and practice to Sufi disciples and anyone who wishes to ponder the meaning of life. Rumi during the final years of his life. He began dictating the first book around the age of 54 around the year 1258 and continued composing verses until his death in 1273.
The sixth and final book would remain incomplete. Attar to complement his other poetry. These men are said to have met regularly in meetings where Rumi would deliver the verses and Chalabi would write them down and recite them back to him. Each book consists of about 4,000 verses and contains its own prose introduction and prologue.
Some scholars suggest that in addition to the incomplete Book 6, there might have been a seventh volume. Books 3 and 4: These books share the principal themes of Reason and Knowledge. These two themes are personified by Rumi in the Biblical and Quranic figure of the Prophet Moses. Books 5 and 6: These last two books are joined by the universal ideal that man must deny his physical earthly existence to understand God’s existence. May be interrupted by side stories that help clarify a statement, sometime taking hundreds of lines to make a point. Interruptions to the flow of narration in order to explain a statement by use of analogy.