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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Attar also illustrates the Sufi doctrine of annihilation which resembles the Buddhistic nirvana by an allegory.

If you would glimpse the beauty we revere Look in your heart-its image will appear. Those who are to be admitted to this Court wait whole years, and then only one in a million enters. One day while he was seated in his shop surrounded by servants busily attending to his orders, a wandering dervish paused at the door and regarded him silently, while his eyes slowly filled with tears.

In terms of form and content, it has some similarities with Bird Parliament.

Fariduddin Attar

Several musical artists have albums or songs which fariducdin the name of his most famous work, Conference of the Birdsas well as the themes of enlightenment contained therein. When he awoke in the morning he found himself again a slave at his old post. A man whose eyes love opens risks his soul – His dancing breaks beyond the mind’s control.

Understanding can be arrived at variously—some have found the Agtarothers the idol. Let the gnat fly as hard as he may, he will never keep up with the wind. It is to be regretted that he hardly ever names his sources.

Although his heroes are for the most farididdin Sufis and ascetics, he also introduces stories from historical chronicles, collections of anecdotes, and all types of adab literature. One night, to his distress, he dreamt that he was fated to leave Mecca where he was then residing for Roum Asia Minorand there become an idolator. They went from Mecca to Roum, and traversed the country from one end to another.


Surely, whether the quest be material or spiritual, in the end, one will arrive, and one must arrive, at the goal that is the same for everyone. Then every moment of life becomes a miracle; a searchlight is thrown upon human nature and all things become so clear that one does not ask for any greater phenomenon or miracle; faariduddin is a miracle in itself. It embraced him completely, and his body became as fiery-red as the flame fariduddon.

In less time than it takes the faridudein crow to fill its crop, out of a hundred caravans of travellers there remains not one alive. While his works say little else about his life, they tell us that attaf practiced the profession of pharmacy and fariduddinn attended to a very large number of customers. Man may have a great deal of good in him and he may be very intelligent, but as long as his heart is closed, he cannot show that nobleness, that goodness which is hidden in his heart.

Heaven and hell are reflections of thy goodness and of thy wickedness. At this moment they beheld themselves reflected in the Simurgh. So, likes and dislikes, favors and disfavors, may interest him, but they will not affect him in the least.

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

Search for this king within your heart; His soul Faeiduddin itself in atoms of the Whole. No one has reached this goal, so why appeal To those whose blindness claims it is unreal? He brought back word and tried to describe the flame according to the measure of his intelligence; but the butterfly who presided over the assembly said that the exploring butterfly had attained no real knowledge of the candle-flame.

What he had seen had left a profound impression on his mind, and agtar he could not trace it out accurately. When they stole a glance at Him, He appeared to be the attag birds themselves; when they looked at themselves, they seemed to be the Simurgh; and when they looked at both together, only one Simurgh appeared.

Why is the water in the pitcher bitter, and the other sweet as honey? I’d rather die deceived by dreams than give My heart to home and trade and never live.


Whether aattar accept it or not, the change is there. At last, finding their efforts of no avail, his disciples left him.

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The world is filth and sin, and homeless men Must enter it and homeless leave again. Without a developed love quality, man is incapable of having that knowledge. It is the heart which balances life, and the absence of heart keeps life dry.

Make of your heart a looking-glass and see Reflected there the Friend’s nobility; Your fariduxdin glory will illuminate The palace where he reigns in proper state. One of them was about to kill him, when another said, “Let the old man live; I will give a thousand pieces of silver as his ransom. Frequently the anecdotes are accompanied fariduddib reflections which lead into thematically related fields or, in some cases, stray quite far from the basic idea. Then why be afraid to think for the moment that faariduddin is nothing?

When he has searched enough xttar 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. When one walks in a crowd, what does one see?

In the opera singer Hossein Sarshar performed this piece as well which its recording is available. Notably, jazz bassist David Holland ‘s albumwhich was written as a metaphor for his own enlightenmentand Om’s Conference of the Birdswhich deals with extremely esoteric themes often connected with metaphors of flightinward vision, destruction of selfand oneness with the cosmos.

How does this birth of the soul express itself?

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. Thus, both may rejoice, the one who sleeps, and the one who is already awakened. Either we live with our limitation, or we let God reign there in His unlimited Being.