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Spiritual Verses | [Jalaloddin Rumi]

Spiritual Verses

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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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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    incognito Oslo, Norway 08-03-14
    incognito Oslo, Norway 08-03-14

    a humble scholar of the ancients...

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    "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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Momin Rehman 03-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent translation and narration"

    Simply loved every second, every sentence , can't wait for the other 5 books to come out.
    May Allah the most beloved give us all a taste of this nectar of Love that Rumi was given and he also wanted us to experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael SANTA FE, NM, United States 09-23-12
    Michael SANTA FE, NM, United States 09-23-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Not actually unabridged"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Alan Williams' translation is very good, and Anton Lesser's reading is (as always) excellent. The one problem with this audiobook is that it's falsely advertised as unabridged, when it is in fact abridged. It cuts out many of Rumi's tangents, which is too bad because it gives a misleading sense of Rumi's style.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Tariq
    Bristol, avon, United Kingdom
    2/9/09
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    "Abosultely wonderful"

    I bought this book upon the recommandation of the translator (Alan Williams). According to him the Masnavi is supposed to be listened to..

    Since than I am listening and absorbing...

    The verses touch my soul from various angles..

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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