Jalaloddin Rumi: The Spiritual Verses

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Jalaloddin Rumi: The Spiritual Verses

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1st Aug 2007




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Jalaloddin Rumi: The Spiritual Verses

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Rumi’s Spiritual Verses, is the greatest mystical poem in Islamic culture and of all time. Rumi tells of our human separation from reality, from love and from truth. He shows how love – neither erotic nor sentimental but divine, by which the universe is held together – enlightens ignorance and dissolves suffering. The first book of the Masnavi is the key to the whole work: it takes off from simple, amusing tales into realms unimaginable, but wholly familiar to the human heart.

Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi: The Spiritual Verses

Nayname - The Song of the Reed (Music: Masnavi in Bayat-e Tork, Nay solo)

The King and the Slave Girl (Music: Entezar 'Longing', Tanbour and Daf)

With open arms he clasped him to his bosom …

He said. 'My Lord, evacuate the house …'

Now when that man of foreign parts arrived … (Music: Baztab 'Reflection', Tanbour solo)

The Greengrocer and the Parrot

Between the worlds fresh lakes and salty seas …

Music: Raha'i 'Freedom', Tanbour and Daf

The Jewish King Who Killed Christians

There are a hundred thousand baits and traps …

The Caliph said to Layli, 'Are you that one …'

The Christian congregation was in conflict …

He had no scent of Jesus' purity …

That vizier hit upon another trick …

The crowd were saying, 'Loophole-finding sage …'

That vizier shouted out from his retreat …

One of those leaders of the church stepped forward … (Music: Tanha'i 'Solitude', Tanbour solo)

The Lion, The Hare and the Hunted Animals

In unison they shouted out to him …

These words go on for ever - quiet please …

The hare made much delay in going forth …

The lion on fire with anger and in frenzy …

Now when he neared the well the lion saw …

The lion saw himself inside the well …

Prelude to the Merchant and the Parrot (Music: Raqs-e mast 'Dance of the intoxicated', Tanbour and Daf)

The Merchant and the Parrot

The merchant finished all his merchandising …

That bird heard what had happened to that parrot …

With a hundred loving looks I sought His heart …

It's dawn, O dawn and refuge of the dawn …

Music: Showq-e vasl 'Joy of union with the Beloved', Tanbour and Daf

All this we've said, yet it is preparation …

The Old Harpist (Music: Masnavi in Esfahan, Nay solo)

Go back and hear the plight of the musician …

Music: Sama' 'Ecstasy', Tanbour and Daf

The Caliph and the Poor Bedouin

The night has passed, and morning's come, Tamar …

Wife, are you woman or a man of woe …?'

Now when the wife saw him so bold and tough …

A man of candid heart would hope to find …

A sun has shone upon us,' said the wife.

The husband said, 'Oh yes, seal up the pitcher …'

He now produced the pitcher full of water …

The caliph saw and heard about his plight …

Music: Tolu' 'Dawn', Tanbour and Daf

The Qazvini and the Tattooist

Music: Showq 'Joy', Tanbour and Daf

The Wolf and the Fox Attend the Lion on a Hunt

The headstrong lion ripped the wolf's head off …

Music: Ettehad 'Union', Tanbour and Daf

A Fellow Who Knocked at a Friend's Door

Music: Amvaj 'Waves', Tanbour and Daf

The Deaf Man and his Sick Neighbour

The Greek and Chinese Painters (Music: Abshar 'Waterfall', Tanbour and Daf)

Music: Masnavi in Shoor Beshnow in nay 'Listen to this reed', Nay solo

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