Spiritual Verses

  • by Jalaloddin Rumi
  • Narrated by Anton Lesser
  • 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Rumi's Spiritual Verses is the greatest mystical poem in Islamic culture - and of all time. Rumi examines our human separation from reality, love, and truth. He shows how love - neither erotic nor sentimental but divine, by which the universe is held together - enlightens ignorance and dissolves suffering. The first book of the Masnavi is the key to the whole work: It takes off from simple, amusing tales into realms unimaginable, but wholly familiar to the human heart.

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Should be listened to by all spiritual seekers

Amazing. The raw cannot understand the ripe. Where is part 2? Jalaloddin comes to life with Anton Lesser's performance. This is more than a book, it IS living Word. Thank you!
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- Christopher

Mevlana Rumi... the mirror of life

Where does Spiritual Verses rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Rumi's works are beyond time.
His books are lifetime companion.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Spiritual Verses?

the story of "the lion, the hare and the hunted animals"


What does Anton Lesser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Anton Lesser is the best narrator I've listened to so far!

He reads Rumi's works by feeling every verse deeply, and speaks with the spirit of Rumi!


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Silent, pure, and peaceful.


Any additional comments?

"Accept this reading, make no argument,
Such milk and honey you too might be sent;
Interpreting throws back what you’ve received,
Due to a fault in it that you’ve perceived."
-- Mevlana Rumi

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- Zeus Baba "a humble scholar of the ancients..."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-15-2007
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks