This translation of Rumi's "Fihi ma Fihi " should easily become the standard English edition of this important collection of his discourses, conversations, and commentaries on various and sundry topics. In many cases the discussions preserved in this book provide the most sustained exposition available of Rumi's thought on a given topic.
Signs of the Unseen is a collection of Rumi's lectures, discourses, conversations, and comments on various and sundry topics. Even in conversation Rumi expresses his spiritual insights in a style rich in allusion and figurative language, and often illustrated by skillful storytelling. His themes include God's beauty and beneficence as expressed through the good things of the earth; the continuum between form and substance; the here and the hereafter; the melting of individuality in the reality of God's oneness; and the centrality of love in the soul's development.
About the Translator:
Wheeler M. Thackston, Jr., is Professor of the Practice in Persian and other Near Eastern Languages at Harvard University, where he has taught Persian and Arabic for over twenty years. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the languages, literatures, and cultures of the Near East.