Rumi's Four Essential Practices: Ecstatic Body, Awakened Soul (2020)

Rumi's Four Essential Practices: Ecstatic Body, Awakened Soul Rumi Will Johnson Rumi s Four Essential Practices Ecstatic Body Awakened Soul Poems and commentary that open the door for a new generation to experience the ecstatic and embodied spiritual truths contained in Rumi s poetry Reveals how the four practices of eating lightly breat
  • Title: Rumi's Four Essential Practices: Ecstatic Body, Awakened Soul
  • Author: Rumi Will Johnson
  • ISBN: 9781594773105
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
Rumi's Four Essential Practices: Ecstatic Body, Awakened Soul Rumi Will Johnson Poems and commentary that open the door for a new generation to experience the ecstatic and embodied spiritual truths contained in Rumi s poetry Reveals how the four practices of eating lightly, breathing deeply, moving freely, and gazing intently can invoke the divinity within us all Explains how these practices dissolve the self s need for identity so that we may expPoems and commentary that open the door for a new generation to experience the ecstatic and embodied spiritual truths contained in Rumi s poetry Reveals how the four practices of eating lightly, breathing deeply, moving freely, and gazing intently can invoke the divinity within us all Explains how these practices dissolve the self s need for identity so that we may experience a state of transcendent ecstasy and union with the divine Takes Rumi s path to finding God from theoretical to embodied practices The great thirteenth century Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi began his life as an orthodox Islamic believer but felt that to fully experience complete union with the divine he must abandon institutionalized religion and its prescribed forms of worship Surrendering his will to his overriding urge for a much immediate, intuitive, and compelling union with the divine, he found that by manipulating certain behavioral aspects of his physiology eating lightly, breathing deeply, moving freely, and gazing raptly he was capable of loosening the rigid confines of the self, thereby overriding its limitations and achieving a transcendent merging with his own divinity His message is simple if you wish to affect the spirit, you must first make changes in the way your body responds to the world Through clearly written commentary interspersed with Rumi s beautiful poems, this book details these four practices in a very precise way As such, it is a sweet and open invitation to follow the examples set forth in order to embark upon one s own path of inner illumination The freshness of Rumi s poetry dissolves the 700 years that separate his life from our own time, making his message as pertinent today as when he walked the streets of Konya, Anatolia present day Turkey , reciting his inspiring verse This book allows us, through Rumi s gentle guidance, to touch the face of God that resides deep within us a
Rumi's Four Essential Practices: Ecstatic Body, Awakened Soul Rumi Will Johnson

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  1. Rabia

    This book is a nice small and quick insight into four essential and main components practices Rumi both advocated and practised I d definitely recommended this for someone who is looking for a bite sized insight in to these components, however if you are searching for something with depth AND detailed explanation, this isn t the correct one I loved the way a short explanation was given before the poetry, however I would have loved a bit information and guidance through the poetry in order to b [...]

  2. David Wu

    Mostly we think of spiritual practices and meditations as something we do with our minds, but all the practices that Rumi mentions eating lightly, breathing deeply, moving freely, gazing raptly are remarkably body oriented His message is clear if you want to change the psychology, you need to alter the physiology first.

  3. Terri

    I liked the way the sections were broken up Starting with description and possible forms of practice, then moving on to the Rumi s writings talkings, that mixed well with that particular practice Was a good book to take slowly in order for the mind to absorb the full meaning.

  4. Christine

    A quick read Simple but not always easy profound practices Eating lightly fasting breathing deeply consciously, loosely dancing freely gazing raptly into another s eyes.I hadn t realized from my other Rumi reading how highly he regarded Jesus as a teacher of love.

  5. NaomiRuth

    I have a hard time, sometimes, with selected poetry because it always feels out of context But with this book the selected poetry was in context of an explanation and it worked I liked being able to learn about this aspect of Islam.

  6. Chad

    I didn t know Rumi started the whole whirling dervish thing Love the poetry Very inspired to live a ecstatic life.

  7. Harshit Vaishnav

    The book was fine The four practices are meaningful but the author could have elaborated on each The poems are good, but seem to have lost some of their power while translation.

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