The Pocket Rumi

The Pocket Rumi

By Kabir Helminski, PhD (Editor)

Shambhala Publications, Novelty, 9781590306352, 295pp.

Publication Date: November 11, 2008

The cry of the soul in love with God has never been more eloquently expressed than by the great Persian Sufi master Jalaluddin Rumi (1207 1273). Readers have thrilled to his ecstatic songs of divine union for more than eight hundred years. Now, here is a collection of the best of Rumi's poetry in an edition small enough to carry with you wherever you go.

About the Author
Kabir Helminski is the author of "Living Presence: A Sufi Way to Mindfulness and the Essential Self," as well as the translator of numerous books of Sufi literature and especially Rumi. He is the codirector, with his wife, Camille Helminski, of the Threshold Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the knowledge and practice of Sufism. As the publisher of Threshold Books for some twenty years, he was largely responsible for making Rumi the most widely read poet of our time. As a producer and writer of Sufi music, he has gained recognition for numerous recordings, including his own "Garden within the Flames." He is a representative of the Mevlevi tradition founded by Jelaluddin Rumi.