The Illuminated Rumi Setting & Symbolism

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Oyster, appears in Who Are These Two?

Rumi uses a metaphor of an oyster who drinks and creates a pearl to show how the wondrous can come unexpectedly from the everyday.

Joseph's Shirt, appears in The Whole Catastrophe

Joseph sends his shirt to his blinded father Jacob, and laying Joseph's shirt over his father's blind eyes cures Jacob's blindness.

The Golden Bowl, appears in Rise Up Nimbly and Go on Your Strange Journey

Rumi writes that a human being not doing spiritual work is wasting his valuable soul, like a man who uses a golden bowl to cook turnips.

The Valuable Dagger, appears in Rise Up Nimbly and Go on Your Strange Journey

Rumi writes that a human being not doing spiritual work is wasting his valuable soul, like a man who uses a valuable dagger as a peg in the wall.

The Worm Addicted to Grape Leaves, appears in Rise Up Nimbly and Go on Your Strange Journey

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