Author: Krish Khosla
Publisher: ABC International Group, Kazi Publications (1994)
Pages: 260 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher --
Rumi explains spiritual themes through the medium of tales, anecdotes and animal fables drawn from different sources to which he gives a spiritual coloring and makes them his own. Thoughts hang together in free assocation interspersed with the main story. His style of free assocation is to interrupt a tale with seemingly unrelated stories and then continue much later on in the tale. This style is experiential, not doctrinal. It does not set forth spiritual experiences and truths with the logical precision of a systematic treatise indicating step by step how the Sufi way leads from the stage of asceticism to that of nearness to God. It is a work of inspiration, a spontaneous outflow couched in the language of emotion and imagination. Spontaneity and inspiration have their own logic.