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  Topic: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
nur

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PostForum: General Spiritual Topics   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:33 pm   Subject: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
Noah and Canaan (trans. E.H. Whinfield)
Reading time: 3 minutes. Word count: 500 words.

Yet at the same time that Rumi has an abundant sense of humor, he also tells some absolutely serious stor ...
  Topic: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
nur

Replies: 16
Views: 24025

PostForum: General Spiritual Topics   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:32 pm   Subject: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
Jokes from the Mathnawi
Reading time: 2 minutes. Word count: 300 words.

Rumi had a great sense of humor, as you can tell from the story of the grapes and some of the other stories that you have ...
  Topic: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
nur

Replies: 16
Views: 24025

PostForum: General Spiritual Topics   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:32 pm   Subject: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
The Tree of Knowledge and The Grapes (trans. E.H. Whinfield)
Reading time: 3 minutes. Word count: 400 words.

Both of the stories you will find on this page teach the lesson of the unity of all ...
  Topic: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
nur

Replies: 16
Views: 24025

PostForum: General Spiritual Topics   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:31 pm   Subject: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
The Counsels of the Bird
Reading time: 4 minutes. Word count: 700 words.

This Arabic fable became popular in the Middle Ages throughout Europe, thanks to a Latin translation by Petrus Alphonsi, ...
  Topic: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
nur

Replies: 16
Views: 24025

PostForum: General Spiritual Topics   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:31 pm   Subject: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
The Three Fishes (trans. E.H. Whinfield)
There was in a secluded place a lake, which was fed by a running stream, and in this lake were three fishes, one very wise, the second half wise, and the thir ...
  Topic: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
nur

Replies: 16
Views: 24025

PostForum: General Spiritual Topics   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:30 pm   Subject: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
The Young Ducks Raised by a Hen
Reading time: 3 minutes. Word count: 400 words.

This story is very similar to Hans Christian Andersen's story of "The Ugly Duckling." In this case, though, the d ...
  Topic: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
nur

Replies: 16
Views: 24025

PostForum: General Spiritual Topics   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:29 pm   Subject: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
The Merchant and his Clever Parrot
Reading time: 4 minutes. Word count: 800 words.

This is one of my favorite stories in Rumi: it seems like a simple story about a trick, the kind of story you ...
  Topic: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
nur

Replies: 16
Views: 24025

PostForum: General Spiritual Topics   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:29 pm   Subject: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
The Travellers and the Young Elephant (trans. E.H. Whinfield)
Reading time: 3 minutes. Word count: 400 words.

Earlier you read the story of the elephant in the dark room, where the elephant was ...
  Topic: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
nur

Replies: 16
Views: 24025

PostForum: General Spiritual Topics   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:29 pm   Subject: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
The Dervish Who Broke His Vow
Reading time: 2 minutes. Word count: 400 words.

The next story is about the will of God, and its inevitable manifestation in the human world. In Arabic, the phras ...
  Topic: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
nur

Replies: 16
Views: 24025

PostForum: General Spiritual Topics   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:28 pm   Subject: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
Solomon and the Gnat
Reading time: 3 minutes. Word count: 500 words.


The next story features the figure of Solomon, a figure of extraordinary importance in Islamic folklore and legend. Solomo ...
  Topic: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
nur

Replies: 16
Views: 24025

PostForum: General Spiritual Topics   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:28 pm   Subject: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
The Snake-Catcher and the Frozen Snake
Reading time: 3 minutes. Word count: 600 words.

This is one of my favorite stories in Rumi. The story starts with the common motif of the man who rescues ...
  Topic: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
nur

Replies: 16
Views: 24025

PostForum: General Spiritual Topics   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:27 pm   Subject: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
The Chinese and the Greek Artists
Reading time: 4 minutes. Word count: 700 words.

Rumi's story of the Chinese and Greek artists has little to do with China or with Greece; instead, Rumi uses th ...
  Topic: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
nur

Replies: 16
Views: 24025

PostForum: General Spiritual Topics   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:27 pm   Subject: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
The Tattooed Lion


The city of Qazwin (or Qazvin) is located in northwestern Iran. In the fifteenth century, Qazvin was actually the capital of Iran. Today it is famous for the nearby fortress o ...
  Topic: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
nur

Replies: 16
Views: 24025

PostForum: General Spiritual Topics   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:26 pm   Subject: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
The jackal that pretended to be a peacock


The jackal is the trickster character of the ancient Indian tradition, and it is a pair of jackals who are the central characters in the collection of ...
  Topic: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
nur

Replies: 16
Views: 24025

PostForum: General Spiritual Topics   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:26 pm   Subject: Rumi's Mathnawi (selections)
The mouse and the camel

The story of the mouse and the camel is very similar to the tradition of Aesop's fables: there is a foolish and boastful animal, the mouse, who gets taught a lesson by anoth ...
 
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