The Illuminated Rumi Topics for Discussion

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What is Rumi's conception of God?

Who does Rumi mean when he refers to the Friend?

In Rumi's poetry, what does it mean to be "opened"?

How does Rumi use metaphors to describe aspects of spirituality that can't be described directly?

How does Rumi use the metaphors of the garden or orchard, the ocean, and the sun in his poetry?

How does Rumi use images of everyday life in his poetry about spirituality?

What is Rumi's idea of the spiritual journey he believes all people should take? What does the journeyer need to sacrifice?

How does Rumi view the physical world? How should the physical world be treated for a spiritual journeyer?

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