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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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A tradition “first mentioned by Rumi has it that he “had no teacher and was instructed in the Way by the spirit of Mansur al-Hallaj, the Sufi martyr who had been executed in Baghdad in and who appeared to him in a dream.

The work thus lacks a definite conceptual structure. But you are lost in vague uncertainty This is particularly remarkable in the case of medicine, which fell within the scope of his profession. The condition of these lovers is hard to recount, for such souls speak a different tongue. Retrieved from ” https: I know how love’s fire can burn. Rumi has mentioned both nisapur them with the highest esteem several times in his poetry. Rose oil means attar.

How can a man so deeply in love notice a fault in the eye of his beloved? The King tries to show the temporary and senseless desires of his six sons by retelling them a large number of spiritual stories.

At the start, each bird presents an elaborate excuse for not being able to make the journey, but the wise hoopoe addresses their many hesitations, complaints, fears, vanities, and questions. Such knowledge is only brought into his works in contexts where the theme of a story touches on a branch of the natural sciences.

Farid ad-Din Attar – New World Encyclopedia

When your love faded, so did the perfection of my eyes. He writes that when he composed his poems, more ideas came into his mind than he could possibly use. His Qasidas expound upon mystical and ethical themes and moral precepts.


It is not until they enter the fifth valley that they realize that unity and multiplicity are the same. He affirms atttar solidarity.

Farid ad-Din Attar

On the one hand, historical data is scanty in his writing. Through the following centuries, the fluctuating relationship between freethinkers and those who followed strict religious dogma profoundly affected the development of poetry in Iran. To be admitted past the veil you must Be dead to all the crowd considers just. Since you have such a short time to live here, What difference does it make?

The seventh valley is the valley of nishapir, forgetfulness, dumbness, deafness, and death. Attat by the hoopoe in the Qur’anthe hoopoe acts as messenger between Solomon, who could communicate with birds, and the Queen of Sheba [13] the birds of the world set forth in search of their king, Simurgh. New World Encyclopedia writers and nshapur rewrote and completed the Wikipedia article in accordance with New World Encyclopedia standards.

Several musical artists have albums or songs which share the name of his most famous work, Conference of the Birdsas well as the themes of enlightenment contained therein.

The wisest of them, the hoopoe, suggests they undertake a journey to the court of the great Or, a mysterious bird who dwells in Mount Qaf, a mythical mountain that wraps around the world, where they can achieve enlightenment. The world is filth and sin, and homeless men Must enter it and homeless leave again. Such travel in search of knowledge was not uncommon for Sufi practitioners at the time. Under the Orange Trees of Nishapr. Love thrives on inextinguishable pain; Which tears the soul, then knits the threads again.


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He is said to have attended “the theological school attached to the shrine of Imam Reza at Mashhad. They are not even aware of themselves.

And as they have become entities in a vacuum with no sense of eternity. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Not for one moment has the qttar been spurned; Fools gather round and hinder our release. It is not until they enter the fifth valley that they realize that unity and multiplicity are the same.

Nisuapur evolves as we evolve. This is due to two facts that have been observed in his works:. More importantly, they realize that God is beyond unity, multiplicity, and eternity.

Understanding can be arrived at variously—some have found the Mihrabothers the idol. By the odour of Love every atom in the world is intoxicated.

Like many aspects of his life, his death, too, is blended with legends and speculation. Darbandi and Davis comment that while in common with other Persian poets he uses hyperbole, on the other hand “most of his metaphors are stock comparisons. However, when the sovereigns established a closer relationship with philosophers and poets, enlightenment inevitably followed.

If you enter several tags, separate with commas. Know that philosophy falsafa is the wont and way of Zoroasterfor philosophy is to turn your back on all religious law. Views Read Edit View history. During the invasion of Persia by Jenghis Khan C. Davis cites as his possible birth date, commenting that sources indicate a date between and Attar has roamed through the seven cities of love while we have barely turned down the first street.