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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When they were entirely purified from all earthly elements, they all received a new life. When will their stale, insistent whining cease?

Fariduddin Attar

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.

I know about love. There are different ways of crossing this Valley, and all birds do not fly alike. 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.

Behold the mystery of God’s love attarr wisdom. The Seventh Valley, the Valley of God-Realization, is the valley of that peace which every soul is looking for, whether spiritually or materially, seeking from morning until night for something that will zttar it peace.

What does one feel? As soon as he has closed his eyes, as soon as he has relaxed his body, stilled his mind and lost the limitations of his consciousness, he begins to float in the unlimited spheres.

At this moment they beheld themselves reflected in the Simurgh. As a child, as a youth, as a grown-up, whatever stage of life one has reached, love is always asked for and love always has its part to perform.


But in every shape I am impregnated with the bitter savour of attarr. The psychology of the heart is such that once one begins to know it, one realizes that life is a continual phenomenon. Until thou ignorest thyself, body and soul, thou canst not know the object which deserves thy love.

To this work he devoted several years of his long life; he also composed a Pand-nama or “Book of Counsels.

Attar of Nishapur

The world’s wealth seemed a portion of his grace; It was a miracle to view his face. If this great search is vain, if my belief Is groundless, it is attra that I should die. He that truly loves attat resemble fire, his countenance aflame, burning and.

Attar sharply told him to be off about his business. It is like saying, ‘I love you very much, but I do not like looking at your face! Iran portal Poetry portal Spirituality portal. List of sufis Notable early Notable modern Singers.

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

There was no longer a guide; there were no longer pilgrims; the road itself had ceased to be. When the fire of repentance burns, it consumes everything. He appears to have relied almost entirely, if not exclusively, on written sources. The sky was covered with constellations, each fulfilling its course.

The third valley confounds the birds, especially when they discover that their worldly knowledge has become completely useless and their understanding has become ambivalent. This may be partly due to its lack of a frame-story. The one who says, ‘I love God, but I cannot love man,’ does not love God, he cannot.

Such knowledge is only brought into his works in contexts where the theme of a story touches on a branch of the natural sciences. The angels have all bowed down to thee. He said, ‘I have been puzzling for many, many years and reading books, and I have not been able to find a definite answer. What this capacity or accommodation contains is that which becomes his knowledge, his realization, and it is that which limits him.


Information about Attar’s life is rare and scarce. Amazed, he said to him, “How hast thou obtained so lofty a place, thou who hast spent thy life in crime, and art foul from head to foot? It embraced him completely, and his body became as fiery-red as the flame itself. They were so terrified by the discourse of the hoopoe that a great number died on the spot where they were assembled.

To his amazement, he found the water bitter. I can say no more; pardon me and oppose me not. With a heart full of affection, though with a feeble body, she went to seek for the Sheikh and his disciples.

This teaching points out 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. One sun causes millions of shadows to vanish. They have told their stories in a form which would be acceptable, not only to the seekers after truth, but to those in all the different stages of evolution.

His placid existence as a pharmacist and a Sufi does not appear to have ever been interrupted by journeys.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. So many errors throng the world – then why Should we not risk this quest? The secrets of divine wisdom, the Koran, attqr 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. And themselves, lost in the Sea of His existence, are the Simurgh. The news of his apostasy spread all over Roum, and his disciples again came to remonstrate with him, and said, “O thou who disregardest religion, return with us again to the Kaaba.