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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Does this not show how appropriate the word ‘sky’ is? How can I give it away, even to God? A butterfly was sent to attr neighbouring house, and he perceived the flame of the candle which was burning within.

When Love bursts into flame, Reason is forthwith dissipated like smoke.

Fariduddin Attar

To this work he devoted several years of his long life; he also composed a Pand-nama or “Book of Counsels. How ever could they manage such a thing? The one who thinks, ‘I must not let the principle of love have its way, I must harden myself against it’, imprisons his soul.

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. 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?

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

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. Then why be afraid to think for the moment that it is nothing? 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; it is a miracle in itself.


There thou wilt feel thyself drawn, but will have no power to go any further. If children do something different from the parents, the parents are not much concerned. The Ghazals often seem from their outward vocabulary just to be love and wine songs with a predilection for libertine imagery, but generally imply spiritual experiences in the familiar symbolic language of classical Islamic Sufism.

At one time, Persian was a common cultural language of much of the non-Arabic Islamic world. They have revealed a God-conscious soul who has reached the stage where even an enemy appears as a friend, as the Beloved. 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.

No one has reached this goal, so why appeal To those whose blindness claims it is unreal? Can anyone kill life?

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 attr metaphors of flightinward vision, destruction of selfand oneness with the fariduddim. If we give it one name, it is the attitude, whatever attitude they have towards life, right or wrong, good or bad; they are themselves that attitude.

He has no objection to putting his words of wisdom into the mouths of fools and madmen cf. He does not like it, afriduddin he cannot live without it. A man’s interest in life is increased; all that he sees he enjoys. Love has its time at every stage of life. Does anything stand above destruction?

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It owes its existence to the existence of Love. The story is about a king who is confronted with the materialistic and worldly faroduddin of his six sons. 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.


Thou who wert the cause of his apostasy, be pure as he is. He appears to have relied almost entirely, if not exclusively, on written sources. Once successful and filled with longing, they ask for wine to dull the effects of dogma, belief, and unbelief on their lives. The hoopoe’s description of the road is as follows: Whoever scanned the veil would lose his head; Whoever spoke his name was left for dead, The tongue ripped from his mouth; whoever thrilled With passion for this king was quickly killed.

Turn to what truly lives, reject what seems — Which matters more, the body or the soul? Folio from an illustrated manuscript dated c. The various beings are transformed into symbols or occasions for explanation of specific aspects of mystical progress or Sufi ethics.

Attar of Nishapur

The seven seas are then no more than a pool of water; the seven planets are a spark; the eight attr are only a single curtain; the seven hells a mass of ice.

What this capacity or accommodation contains is that which becomes his knowledge, his realization, and it is that which limits him.

Contemporary Persian and Classical Persian are the same language, but writers since are classified as contemporary. The “chamberlain of grace” came out, opened a door, and presented them with a document which he ordered them to read.

Do not forget the writings of Louis Massignon on the survival of Hallaj in the works of Attar.