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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But you are lost in vague uncertainty The third valley confounds the birds, especially when they discover that their worldly knowledge has become completely useless and their understanding has become ambivalent. Pass beyond shadows to Reality.

The “chamberlain of grace” came out, opened a door, and presented them with a document which he ordered them to read. August 17, This article is available in print.

The name “thirty birds” belongs rather to Us, who are the veritable Simurgh. He could afford to spurn the art of the court eulogist see idem, Das Meer der Seele: He that truly loves must resemble fire, his countenance aflame, burning and.

There thou wilt feel thyself drawn, but will have no power to go any further. Attar varies the monotony of the long speeches of the Hoopoe and the other birds by inserting anecdotes, of which the following is one of the fariduddib striking: The secrets of divine faricuddin, the Koran, the prophecies, all that he had blotted out of his mind, came back to his memory, and at the same time he was delivered from his folly and his misery.

It is the heart which balances life, and the absence of heart keeps life dry. Only from the universal soul does he get the salutary advice that he can find the deliverance he seeks nowhere except in himself.


The one who has not known gentleness or modesty cannot appreciate its beauty or recognize it. In loving our friend, in loving our neighbor, even in the love that one shows to one’s enemy, one is only loving God. At the commencement of the poem there is a long debate between the hoopoe and the other birds, who at first allege various excuses for not undertaking the journey, while he rebukes them for their lukewarmness, not concealing, however, the fact that the journey is full of peril, and that though many start few will reach the goal.

The heart must be open too. Forthwith, the Sheikh set out on the way towards Roum to meet her; his disciples essayed to stop him and said, “Was thy repentance not real? To many similar remonstrances he made similar replies.

Classification of the various works by these two criteria yields virtually identical results. Do we not see in our everyday life that people of great intellect and wide interests very often seem to miss faridduddin

He perceives the almond within the shell, that is to say, he sees God under the veil of all apparent things. When riding through his streets he did not fail To hide his features with a scarlet veil. The one who learns and speaks their language will hold the elixir of happiness at Simorgh’s court.

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Contents of Volume X: If while living you fail to find yourself, to know yourself, how will you be able to understand the secret attae your existence after you die? In his latter years, Fariduddin Attar carried his asceticism to such a degree that he gave up composing poetry altogether.

During long years they travelled over hill and dale, and spent a great part of their lives in pilgrimage. In other words, we take away the home which has always belonged to someone else and fill it with delusion and call it our own.

Attar of Nishapur Quotes (Author of The Conference of the Birds)

Faith and infidelity, good and evil, religion and irreligion, are all one for him who has arrived at the second stage; for where love reigns, none of them exist any more. Once successful and filled with longing, they ask for wine to dull the effects of dogma, belief, and unbelief on their lives.


Do not, therefore, despise thine own self, for nothing is higher than it. Others perished on the peaks of high mountains, devoured by thirst and a prey to all kinds of ills. Can the eye of an ant reach the Pleiades? He poured out a passionate appeal, when she would have dismissed him, and refused to depart.

Attar’s only known prose work which he worked on throughout much of his life and which was available publicly before his death, is a biography of Muslim saints and mystics. Farewell, Sheikh Sanaan, farewell! Therefore, this world of good and bad, of thorns and flowers, can become a place of splendor only.

I’d rather die deceived by dreams than give My heart to home and trade and never live. And is it fit That beggars try the glory of a king? At last, finding their efforts of no avail, his disciples left him. Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors. There is only one thing in the world that shows the sign of heaven, that gives the proof of God, and that is pure, unselfish love.

Led by the hoopoethe birds of the world set forth in search of their king, Simurgh. The various beings are transformed into symbols or occasions for explanation of specific aspects of mystical progress or Sufi ethics. Find then in Us a glorious self-effacement, in order to find yourselves again in us.