Chasing Rumi: A Fable About Finding the Heart's True Desire by Roger Housden

By Roger Housden

This captivating tale, set within the past due Fifties, takes us from the hills and piazzas of Florence to the fairway domed mosques of Konya, Turkey. Upon gaining knowledge of a poem through the thirteenth-century Sufi dervish Rumi, Georgiou, a tender Greek icon painter, is pressured to commute to the land that this poet referred to as domestic. encouraged via Rumi's magical phrases, Georgiou leaves his father and their small company in hopes of recapturing the transcendent energy of an early youth vision.

Through encounters with Christian and Islamic mystics, and guided through forces he can't identify, Georgiou steadily learns to keep on with his personal center. The nearer he will get to Konya and to Rumi's tomb, the extra in awe he turns into on the workings of destiny. however it is just whilst Georgiou returns to Florence that his lifestyles adjustments endlessly in an event that unearths the secret of existence and love.

In the culture of The Alchemist and Siddartha , Chasing Rumi is a spellbinding and enduring tale for all.

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It does not pick and choose, saying I 54 take this flower for my own, but this cockroach I disown. The true Mother embraces all, including our longings and desires. If we see Her in everything, everything will lead us to Her. ” Georgiou stood up and bent over Dimitri’s painting. “She reminds me of the Song of Solomon,” he murmured. I am black and comely, Dark as the tents of Kedar . . “That is a compliment I am glad to hear,” murmured Father Dimitri. “This Blessed Virgin is indeed comely. She is the ocean, mighty and terrible, beautiful and calm.

We have taken up this life to direct our attention beyond the world of the senses, toward the invisible ground. That is our way, though I know now that fear also plays a part in it. I know, too, that there are other ways. ” the young man asked. Father Dimitri’s soft, dark eyes glanced over at Georgiou. “You see the great ocean out there,” he said, looking out his painter’s window. “However many waves of different height and color there are, they are all the many faces of the one ocean. I have not seen a woman now for thirty years, so 53 womanhood is for me like that endless stretch of water, all embracing, all nourishing, beautiful to behold.

He asked. “I think you know what I mean, Georgiou,” Kriti replied, glancing at him briefly and then returning his gaze to the fire. “Whenever I look 43 at you I see the snake at your feet. She has come to you, too. ” “It is true,” Georgiou murmured. “I had a vision of the Sacred Mother on my first night here. I knew Her instantly, except her face was blacker than the oldest icon. Why is that so, Kriti? ” “Our Lady is dark here because her wisdom is of the night. In the oldest of our icons you will know that her cloak is sown with a thousand stars.

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