Photo: Vendors of Wooden Bowls, Samarkand.
A stone I died and rose again a plant;
A plant I died and rose an animal;
I died an animal and was born a man.
Why should I fear? What have I lost by death?
'Sufi Doctrine of Rumi'
By William Chittick (Author)
One of the only books to tackle the spiritual dimensions of Rumi's poetry delves deeply into the mystical Sufi tradition within which he gained prominence, providing readers with sharp insights into the world that created this beloved poet.