Among the world’s most renowned and acclaimed poets is the master of words and spiritual insight, Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi. So beloved is he throughout the world that UNESCO declared the year 2007 as “International Rumi Year”. Eight centuries ago he kindled a flame of enduring love and for centuries since it has remained lit, vibrant as ever, warming up hearts across oceans, continents, countries, and languages.
Mawlana Rumi, wrote his literary masterpiece The Mathnawi in the 13th century. Its refined fragrance of love continues to penetrate the hearts of men and women everywhere, especially in the West. The Mathanawi has been described as a vast ocean of deep spiritual and emotional insight. Indeed, each word of the Mathnawi is a drop from the ocean, but one of the secrets of this masterpiece is that sometimes the ocean is in the drop!
In this course titled, “Key to the Mathnawi,” we will attempt to take a sweet drop from this ocean by exploring in depth the magnificent “Lament of the Reed”. We will also dedicate a session to his other great works, the book “Feehi Ma Feehi”.