Who Are These Two?
• Barks tells the story of Rumi.
• Rumi and Shams go on long retreats with each other.
• Rumi's first poem asks a series of questions about who performs spiritual tasks.
The Whole Catastrophe
• Rumi is called a true human being by Barks.
• The story of Joseph and Jacob is retold by Barks.
• The human form is a distraction and a prison, trying to open.
• Human beings don't know what they are.
• Rumi notes that the reader will fail to see the garden.
Rise Up Nimbly and Go on Your Strange Journey
• Human beings should not forget their real work.
• The prophets wonder about the uselessness of their task.
• The reader must go on a journey to find meaning.
• Human beings can change.
• Jesus is said to be miraculous for himself, not for the future.
• Human beings are compared to being reeds which are cut and...
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