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: A new version of the complete spiritual discourses of the Sufi Master, Jalal al-Din Rumi, a great spiritual teacher to be sure, a great poet certainly, a guide to all on the spiritual path and a friend to those unsure of the way.Jalal al-Din Rumi followed the path of Islamic mysticism, a great spiritual teacher to be sure, a great poet certainly, a guide to all on the spiritual path and a friend to those unsure of the way. To those who are sure of the path Rumi says with complete confidence, 'You should realize therefore that whoever has committed himself wholly to God will be safe from all harm, and will remain safe. In His presence, no petition of any man is ever in vain.' And then he adds, 'His bounty and mercy are infinite. Whoever relies on Him will never go astray, his trust will not be in vain.' To those unsure of the path Rumi encourages, 'since God's generosity is so well known, and all the world is aware of His grace and kindness, why do you not ask and hope to receive from Him a robe of honor and a rich gift? Instead, you sit in despair and say, 'If He wills, He will give something to me.' And so you pray to Him not at all.'