In this inspiring blend of voice and instrumentation, Swami Kriyananda reads selected quatrains from the sacred poem The Rubaiyat, written nearly a thousand years ago by Omar Khayyam. The mystical music of I, Omar weaves melodically through the background, and transports us to an ancient place and time. Here the heart and mind open to perceive The Rubaiyat's veiled, yet deeply profound spiritual truths.
Omar Khayyam is a Persian poet, philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer. In the world he is known as the author of one of the most beautiful poems in world literature in the form of Rubaiyat.
The ethereal words of the great thinker Omar Khayyam will echo through time eternal. The poet's profound and magical thoughts will blend into your consciousness and you will be transported into a different realm. David Davies captures the essence of this unusual poem in a remarkable reading.
"Michael MacLiammoir's rendition is far superior"
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam as translated into English by Edward Fitzgerald is one of our best-loved books of poetry - and for good reason. Cynical, self-deprecating, witty, mystical, in love with wine and beauty while aware of life and death, Omar's poems put many thoughts we have all had into words we can all enjoy.
Mit Ironie und Skepsis, aber auch mit gelassener und heiterer Melancholie werden Themen wie Tod, Liebe und Vergänglichkeit behandelt...