63 quotes from Attar of Nishapur: ‘The home we seek is in eternity; The Truth we seek is like a shoreless sea, Of which your paradise is but a drop. This ocean. 0 references. place of birth . Category:Attar of Nishapur. 0 references. described by source. `Attar’s statue beside his mausoleum, Nishapur, Iran `Attar’s work preserves many of the sayings of previous Sufi saints; we are indebted to.

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Through the following centuries, the fluctuating relationship between freethinkers and those who followed strict religious dogma profoundly affected the development of poetry in Iran. But there is no Simurgh anywhere to be seen.

A well-known story regarding his death goes as follows:. Notable early Notable modern Singers.

According to Edward G. Hermelin, Stockholm, ; A. It is not until they enter the fifth valley that they realize that unity and multiplicity are the same. Rumi went on to become a beloved Sufi poet with devoted fans and followers.

Lazard, La Langue des plus anciens monuments de la prose persaneParis,p. Traditional Islamand especially by Sufis [2].

The seventh valley is the valley of deprivation, forgetfulness, dumbness, deafness, and death. We come after Sanai and Attar. The birds begin to feel that they have become part of a universe that is detached from their physical recognizable reality. He has no objection to putting his words of wisdom into the mouths of fools and madmen cf. He narrates many stories suggesting that material wealth is often irreconcilable with spiritual health. No one has reached this goal, so why appeal To those whose blindness claims it is unreal?


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All of us have our own ideas and ideals, our own fears and anxieties, as we hold on nishwpur our own version of the truth. The Conference of the Birds consists of a total of 4, couplets, including the prologue and the epilogue. Ritter, Das Meer der Seelepp.

By using this site, you xttar to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The world’s wealth seemed a portion of his grace; It was a miracle to view his face.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Attar. So many errors throng the world – then why Should we not risk this quest?

It owes its existence to the existence of Love.

Farid ad-Din Attar

Darbandi and Davis comment that while in common fo other Persian poets he uses hyperbole, on the other hand “most nisshapur his metaphors are stock comparisons. TAGS aufi fariduddin mantiq ut-tair. The starting point is the idea that the body-bound soul’s awaited release and return to its source in the other world can be experienced during the present life in mystic union attainable through inward purification.

Although at first sight these may seem obscure, this is because logic is being “deliberately flouted so that we are, as it were, teased or goaded … into understanding. In this way, the work is rendered readable not only as a nixhapur spiritual work but also as a form of entertainment, as Attar intended it to be. They undergo many trials as they try to free themselves of what is precious to them and change their state. Therefore, by profession he was similar to a modern-day town doctor and pharmacist.


Since few could bear his sight, they were content To hear the king in sober argument, But while they listened nishaur endure such pain As attat them long to see their king again. Simurgh’s chamberlain keeps them waiting for Simurgh long enough for the birds to figure out that they themselves are the si thirty murgh bird. The condition of these lovers is hard to recount, for such souls speak a different tongue. The birds elect the hoopoe as their leader for the quest.

The narrative is organized around the birds’ objections to the journey and the hoopoes’ responses. For interpretation of the frame-story, see also F.

His most famous work, The Conference of the Birds, atfar in the loss of egotism and the realization that all people are equally loved by God. Click to Tweet We are the birds in the story.

This ocean can be yours; why should you stop Beguiled by dreams of evanescent dew? Possibly, his teacher was Majd ad-Din al-Baghdadi d. To cite this article click here for a list of acceptable citing formats. Attar’s only known prose work which he worked on throughout much of his life and which was nisapur publicly before his death, is a biography of Muslim saints and mystics. Since you have such a short time to live here, What difference does it make?