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The Conference of the Birds By Farid ud-Din Attar Dick Davis Afkham Darbandi,

  • Title: The Conference of the Birds
  • Author: Farid ud-Din Attar Dick Davis Afkham Darbandi
  • ISBN: 9780140444346
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • Composed in the twelfth century in north eastern Iran, Attar s great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature A marvellous, allegorical rendering of the Islamic doctrine of Sufism an esoteric system concerned with the search for truth through God it describes the consequences of the conference of the birds of the world when they mComposed in the twelfth century in north eastern Iran, Attar s great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature A marvellous, allegorical rendering of the Islamic doctrine of Sufism an esoteric system concerned with the search for truth through God it describes the consequences of the conference of the birds of the world when they meet to begin the search for their ideal king, the Simorgh bird On hearing that to find him they must undertake an arduous journey, the birds soon express their reservations to their leader, the hoopoe With eloquence and insight, however, the hoopoe calms their fears, using a series of riddling parables to provide guidance in the search for spiritual truth By turns witty and profound, The Conference of the Birds transforms deep belief into magnificent poetry.
    The Conference of the Birds Composed in the twelfth century in north eastern Iran Attar s great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature A marvellous allegorical rendering of the Islamic d

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    1. Mantiq Al Tayr Maq m t u uy r The Conference of the Birds, Farid ud Din Attar The Conference of the Birds or Speech of the Birds Man iq u ayr, also known as Maq m t u uy r 1177 , is a celebrated literary masterpiece of Persian literature by poet Farid ud Din Attar, commonly known as Attar of Nishapur In the poem, the birds of the world gather to decide who is to be their sovereign, as they have none The hoopoe, the wisest of them all, suggests that they should find the legendary Simorgh The hoop [...]

    2. Man iq u ayr Maq m t u uy r The Conference of the Birds Speech of the Birds, Farid ud Din AttarThe Conference of the Birds or Speech of the Birds Man iq u ayr, also known as Maq m t u uy r 1177 , is a celebrated literary masterpiece of Persian literature by poet Farid ud Din Attar, commonly known as Attar of Nishapur In the poem, the birds of the world gather to decide who is to be their sovereign, as they have none The hoopoe, the wisest of them all, suggests that they should find the legendary [...]

    3. These poems about, the birds of the world gather to decide who is to be their king, as they have none The hoopoe, the wisest of them all, suggests that they should find the legendary Simorgh, a mythical persian bird roughly equivalent to the western phoenix It is an allegory of the quest for God The Simorgh The hoopoe respresents a sufi master and each of the other birds represents a human fault which prevents man from attaining enlightenment When the group of thirty birds finally reach the dwel [...]

    4. I have been wanting to read The Conference of the Birds for a very long time The peacock in me ordered the Raficq Abdulla interpretation, lured as I was by the illustrations of Persian miniatures from The British Library this is the only, modern illustrated edition , and they do not disappoint This is only a 93 page book It serves as a delightful amuse bouche but leaves one with a hungry appetite for This can be found in Peter Avery s The Speech of the Birds which the owl in me will be reading [...]

    5. ii.Bacaan kali kedua selesai dengan mengambil manfaat daripada pengangkutan awam MRT Patut ada ulasan yang berasingan untuk terjemahan yang dibaca kali ini kerana ada perubahan metodologi penterjemahan yang mengasingkan puisi soal jawab para unggas daripada contoh yang dibawa oleh Attar terhadap isu yang dibincangkan.i.Perjalanan kerohanian atau kalau boleh disebut sebagai penerbangan kerohanian hanya berlaku pada hujung Mantiq at Tayr atau The Conference of the Birds atau dalam bahasa Melayu di [...]

    6. Sufism, for those who haven t heard of it, is a brand of Islamic mysticism with a wealth of tremendous religious poetry The Conference of the Birds, written in the 12th century by Farid Ud Din Attar, is one such great Sufi poem It tells a story of the birds of the world gathering together to go on a journey to meet God, led by a bird called a hoopoe Within this broad allegorical structure, the poem consists mostly of subsidiary allegories, in the form of parables the hoopoe tells in response to [...]

    7. chanson, nous sommes en attente sur le bord de l oc an du n ant,Saisis l occasion, car il y a si peu du bord des l vres la bouche H fez de Chir z, Ghazal 73Il peut para tre trange de d buter cette revue par une citation qui n appartient pas l oeuvre immense de Farid ud Din Attar, po te visionnaire dans toutes les acceptions du mot , dont le nom de plume signifie en persan apothicaire ou ma tre parfumeur , comme nous le rappelle Leili Anvar dans sa pr face Cela tient aux r sonances qu entretienne [...]

    8. You know how C.S.Lewis used talking animals to bring people to Christianity Well, this does it better and without the high handness.Of course, it isn t about bringing people to Christianity, but it does offer a deeper understanding of Islam and religion in general.

    9. The framework of Farid ud Din Attar s poems in The Conference of the Birds is simple the birds gather to seek the king of the birds, the Simorgh One of the birds, the hoopoe, tells them that the Simorgh lives far away and that the journey there is hazardous First, the birds are enthusiastic to begin their search for the Simorgh a metaphor for Almighty God in Sufi mysticism but when they realize how difficult the journey will be, they start to make excuses For instance, the finch says that he is [...]

    10. What a voice Hard for me to relate to quite a bit, it s all verrrrryyyy reality obliterating But burning up in the light of love that I get A most beautiful discourse.

    11. The first stage is the Valley of the Quest Then Love s wide valley is our second test The third is Insight into Mystery,The fourth, Detachment and Serenity The fifth is Unity The sixth is Awe,A deep Bewilderment unknown before,The seventh Poverty and Nothingness And there you are suspended,motionless,Till you are drawn the impulse is not yours A drop absorbed in seas that have no shores I heard about this book when it was mentioned during a lecture by Wayne Dyer He said that it was a fable about [...]

    12. The Conference of the Birds is a Sufi allegorical story written by Attar about multiple birds quest to find God.Each bird represents a certain type of person with certain virtues or vices The birds are greedy, lazy, fearful, arrogant, and so on.Attar s poem is a mirror which we can use to see parts of ourselves and others.Attar s hope was that his birds quest could serve as a mirror we can use to become self aware Here is Attar s verse at the poems conclusion I, with my words,Have shown to slee [...]

    13. Attar s Conference of the Birds is a masterpiece of Persian literature which had an immense influence on the eastern Islamic world The central subject of this 4500 line philosophical poem is the soul s search for meaning, veiled in an allegorical tale about the birds of the world who gather to decide who will be their king Hoopoe, the wisest of the birds sufis , is chosen as their leader and invites them to seek out their king God , the mythical persian bird Simorgh, akin to the western Phoenix [...]

    14. I first became aware of The Conference of the Birds when reading Lipstick Jihad A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America And American in Iran many years ago, which sparked a fascination with the tale s message I, however, never got around to reading the whole thing I stalled after a couple of attempts and later experienced it through Peter S s interpretation But this year s Read Harder gave me the extra push to finally spend time with the thing.Annnnd I wanted to like it To be fair, an epic po [...]

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