Fariduddin Attar. likes. Farīd ud-Dīn ‘Attār was a Persian Muslim poet, theoretician of Sufism, and hagiographer from Nīshāpūr who had an abiding. Results 1 – 12 of 15 Mar 2, by Farid-Uddin Attar Aus Fariduddin ‘Attars “Heiligenbiographie”. by Fariduddin Attar and Annemarie Schimmel. Fariduddin Attar was one of the earliest Sufi poets of Persia, and there is no doubt that the work of Attar was the inspiration of Rumi and of many other spiritual.

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In the second valley, the birds give up reason for love and, with a thousand hearts to sacrifice, continue their quest for discovering the Simurgh. While she was fairduddin the way, an inner voice apprised the Sheikh of what was passing. I’d rather die deceived by dreams than give My heart to home and trade and never live. We not only call it our own, but we even call it our self.

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It expresses itself first in a kind of bewilderment, together with a great joy. Encyclopaedia IslamicaEditors-in-Chief: At last they returned sadly to the Kaaba. The work thus lacks a definite conceptual structure. Notable early Notable modern Singers. To suffer blame For love is better than a life of shame.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: He wants to make a business of love. All that we see in individuals, all that presents itself to us, has expression, atmosphere and form. The Conference of the Birds. Had you not better consider a little? The condition of these lovers is hard to recount, for such souls speak a different tongue.

This teaching points atttar that every soul has a capacity, which may be called the ‘sky,’ and that this capacity can accommodate earth or heaven, whichever it partakes of and holds within itself.


He said, ‘I have been puzzling for many, many years and reading books, and I have not been able to find a definite answer.

It is this process which is explained by Attar in his description of the seven valleys through which this Bird of the Sky has passed. Do athar not see in our everyday life that people of great intellect and wide interests very often seem to miss something?

So, likes and dislikes, favors and disfavors, may interest him, but they will not affect him in the least. When he has searched enough and found something satisfying, a man still cannot enjoy that satisfaction unless there is one faculty at play, and that is the faculty of love and devotion.

None could survive his absence patiently, None could endure this king’s proximity- How strange it was that man could neither brook The presence nor the absence of his look!

In this allegorical poem various birds representing mystics, unite themselves under the leadership of the hoopoe in order to journey to the court of the Simurgh, a mysterious bird whose name signifies “thirty birds,” dwelling in Mount Kaf, faridudcin mountain which encircles the world. Art thou turning back again to folly? Faroduddin of Volume X: Our feathers and our wings, our bodies’ strength Are quite unequal to the journey’s length; For one of us to reach the Simorgh’s throne Would be miraculous, a thing unknown.

The psychology of the heart is such that once one begins to know it, one realizes that life is a continual phenomenon.

Attar of Nishapur

He obviously had no motive for sharing his expert knowledge in the manner customary among court panegyristswhose type of poetry he despised and never practiced. Scientists and atfar, people who are absorbed in research into material things and hardly ever think of spiritual matters, even they, after much research, arrive very close to the same knowledge that is the ultimate knowledge.


There was no longer a guide; there were no longer pilgrims; the road itself had ceased to be. Neshat Esfahani Abbas Foroughi Bastami — The part and whole are lost in thy essence. TAGS aufi fariduddin mantiq ut-tair. As to the others, in spite of their dismay, they consented to commence the journey.

It is life’s strength, the wings by which we fly Beyond the further reaches of the sky. Two-fifths of the chapters nos.

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While his works say little else about fariduddim life, they tell us that he practiced the profession of pharmacy and personally attended to a very large number of customers. In reality, it is only by losing this illusion that they can find themselves. It is not until they enter the fifth valley that they realize that unity and multiplicity are the same.

Does this not show how appropriate the word ‘sky’ is?

If after dying a thousand deaths we still live, then there is nothing in the world to be afraid of. So many errors throng the world – then why Should we not risk this quest? As you are thirty birds, you appear in this mirror as thirty birds; if forty or fifty birds came here they would see forty or fifty. What keeps man from developing the heart quality?