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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Attar, the Sufi Poet and Master of Rumi

He appears to have relied almost entirely, if not exclusively, on written sources. For example, here is a parable the hoopoe offers about faultfinders: Chapters are on matters of practical morals and general or Sufi ethics.

They are not even aware of themselves. According to Edward G. For example, here is a parable the hoopoe offers about faultfinders:.

Attar of Nishapur – Wikipedia

Phrase three may be coincidental atfar a conversion to Shi’a Islam. 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. No one has reached this goal, so why appeal To those whose blindness claims it is unreal?


How can you reach the Simorgh’s splendid court? 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. To be admitted past the nishapjr you must Be dead to all the crowd considers just. Ritter, Das Meer der Seelepp.

The authorship of the second group remains an unsolved problem. Rumi went on to become a beloved Sufi poet with devoted fans and followers.

Nishxpur been and heard so much – what have we learned? For interpretation of the frame-story, see also F. Rose oil means attar. His most famous work, The Conference of the Birds, rejoices in the loss of egotism and the realization that all people are equally loved by God.

Attar of Nishapur – Wikidata

nisha;ur His lyric poetry does not significantly differ from that of his narrative poetry, and the same may be said of the rhetoric and imagery. Do not forget the writings of Louis Massignon on the survival of Hallaj in the works of Attar.

His talent for perception of nishaupr meanings behind outward appearances enables him to turn details of everyday life into illustrations of his thoughts. Comparatively few details are known for certain about his life.


Smitten with desire to see him, they decide to set out for his faraway palace. This is due to two facts that have been observed in his works:. If you catch sight of His magnificence It is His shadow that beguiles your glance; The Simorgh’s shadow and Himself are one; Seek them together, twinned in unison.

He writes that when he composed his poems, more ideas came into his mind than he could possibly use.

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Classification of the various works by these two criteria yields virtually identical results. I know about love.

The Diwan of Attar Persian: Thanks for telling us about the problem. About Attar, he wrote: Yes, we must become one with the fire itself, for otherwise one cannot live there. Memorial of the Saints The Conference of the Birds. Photo by Bonnie Perkinson. Even though the majority of Iranians eventually converted to Islam, many aspects of their ancient civilization became integrated into the newly formed Islamic society.