Unknown Rumi: Selected Rubais of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi and Commentary by Nevit O. Ergin

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In this collection of Rumi poetry, Rumi gives answers to spiritual questions that have been asked for centuries. So many readers and scholars represent Rumi as a mystical poet who can help us understand this world, help us worship God, become better humans, attain human happiness. They confuse Rumi's emphasis on Love with earthly love, and they miss his emphasis on annihilation of self. This is the reason for the title of this book: Unknown Rumi. It is a collection of 100 of Rumi's rubais (four-line poems), with commentary on each rubai by Nevit O. Ergin, reflecting various stages of Rumi's spiritual journey from human perception to Absence, Advaita, Nothingness. Ergin has translated all 2,217 rubais from Rumi. They are spread throughout the second half of Rumi's Divan-i Kebir. The earliest known manuscript copy of the Persian original, which was completed between 1367 CE and 1368 CE, is housed at the site of Rumi's tomb in Konya, Turkey. Photographs were taken of each page of that manuscript and reproduced for this volume, thus making it truly unique. In addition to the original Persian, each rubai is presented in its English and Turkish translations. A book for spiritual aspirants and lovers of Rumi alike.

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The Author and Translator, Nevit Ergin, was born in 1928 in Turkey. He began his spiritual life in 1955 with the help of Hasan Shushud (b.1901, d. 1988), embarking on the same path as Rumi, the Path of Annihilation, or the Path of Liberation. His first exposure to Rumi's poetry was through the translations (from the Farsi to Turkish) of the Turkish scholar, Abdulbaki Golpinarli. Although Turkish by birth, Ergin lived in the United States from his mid-twenties until his passing at the age of 87 in 2015. His desire to read Rumi's Divan-i Kebir in English finally led to his undertaking the task of completing the English translation himself. He began (working from Golpinarli's Turkish translations) in 1990 and finished in 2003.

Ergin recognized the challenge of translating from Turkish into English a work that was originally recorded in ancient Farsi. According to the Russian linguist Roman Jakobson, "...Poetry by definition is untranslatable. Only creative transposition is possible." (Jakobson. "On Linguistic Aspects of Translation" (1959), screen 19 of 22.) This is very true for Rumi's poems. For that reason, according to Ergin, "I have tried to be idiomatic and communicative, faithful to meaning rather than translating word-by-word. I humbly ask for tolerance and understanding from readers regarding this gigantic task.".

During his lifetime, Ergin was a physician practicing in Michigan and California, gave lectures on Rumi at Marin Community College in Northern California and throughout India for the U.S. State Department. In addition to his translations, he is the author of The Sufi Path of Annihilation, Tales of a Modern Sufi, Unknown Rumi, and others as well. He passed in July, 2015. For more information, visit ReadingRumi.com

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