Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Penguin
Release : 1984
ISBN-13 : 9780140444346
Hardcover : 234 Pages


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An allegorical poem about the search of the world's birds for the perfect king illustrates the mystical beliefs of sufism

Conference Of The Birds by Farid Al-Din Attar

Genre : Religion
Editor : Weiser Books
Release : 2001-10-15
ISBN-13 : 1578632463
Hardcover : 96 Pages


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First written in the 12th century, Conference of the Birds is an allegory of extreme measures for extreme times -- the story of birds seeking a king is the story of all of us seeking God. Like the birds, we may be excited for the journey, until we realize that we must give up our fears and hollow desires, that our journey will be long and hard. Like the duck, we may not wish to leave the water. Like the nightingale, we may want to stay close to our roses. Direct and to the point, Masani's translation, made in the early part of the 19th century, is particularly apropos for our early 21st century times -- both are periods of intense spiritual seeking.

The Conference Of The Birds by Jean-Claude Carrière

Genre : Poetry
Editor : Dramatic Publishing
Release : 1982
ISBN-13 : 0871291061
Hardcover : 79 Pages


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The Conference of the Birds is one of the great works of world literature. In Farid ud-Din Attar's masterpiece, the nature of the spiritual path is examined through the allegory of thirty brave birds that go in search of their king through the peaks of exultation and valleys of despair that represent the stages of the seeker as he travels toward enlightenment. Attar was the predecessor of the great Persian Sufi poet Jalalludin Rumi, who borrowed Attar's technique of weaving wisdom within entertaining and amusing tales.

The Conference Of The Birds by Farīd al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm ʻAṭṭār

Genre :
Editor :
Release : 1985
ISBN-13 : OCLC:66379251
Hardcover : 147 Pages


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The Conference Of The Birds by Jean-Claude Carrière

Genre : American drama
Editor :
Release : 1982
ISBN-13 : OCLC:824659693
Hardcover : 79 Pages


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The Conference Of The Birds by Farid Ud-Din Attar

Genre : Poetry
Editor : Interlink Books
Release : 2013-03-01
ISBN-13 : 1566569354
Hardcover : 93 Pages


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A RICHLY-ILLUSTRATED MYSTICAL CLASSIC . NEW IN PAPERBACK. The Conference of the Birdsis a twelfth-century Sufi allegorical poem. The story of the quest for a king undertaken by the birds of the world, it also describes the Sufi (or mystical Islamic) path to enlightenment. Though hugely popular and influential in the Islamic world, the poem is still relatively unfamiliar in the West. In this edition, the poet Raficq Abdulla has reinterpreted key extracts to make the wisdom of Sufism accessible to the contemporary reader. Combining amusing anecdotes and satire with passages of great mystical beauty, the poem uses the birds journey to describe the stages of spiritual experience. This edition is richly illustrated with illuminations from Persian manuscripts.

Genre : Poetry
Editor : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2017-03-07
ISBN-13 : 9780393292190
Hardcover : 256 Pages


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“These lofty words are an antidote for anyone sickened by extremism's poison.” Considered by Rumi to be “the master” of Sufi mystic poetry, Attar is best known for this epic poem, a magnificent allegorical tale about the soul’s search for meaning. He recounts the perilous journey of the world’s birds to the faraway peaks of Mount Qaf in search of the mysterious Simorgh, their king. Attar’s beguiling anecdotes and humor intermingle the sublime with the mundane, the spiritual with the worldly, while his poem models the soul’s escape from the mind’s rational embrace. Sholeh Wolpé re-creates for modern readers the beauty and timeless wisdom of the original Persian, in contemporary English verse and poetic prose.

Genre : Art
Editor : Penguin Books
Release : 2013-10-29
ISBN-13 : 0143124242
Hardcover : 160 Pages


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A first adult book by the author of the Caldecott Honor-winning The Wall is an uplifting adaptation of the 12th-century Sufi epic poem about a flight of birds under the leadership of a hoopoe who search for a true king while enduring profound spiritual challenges. 30,000 first printing.

Genre : Poetry
Editor : Penguin UK
Release : 2005-03-31
ISBN-13 : 9780141920955
Hardcover : 304 Pages


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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 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 Birds by Peter Sís

Genre : Graphic novels
Editor : Selfmadehero
Release : 2012
ISBN-13 : 1906838526
Hardcover : 160 Pages


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Peter Sis's deeply felt adaptation tells the story of a flock of birds who fly through seven valleys - quest, love, understanding, friendship, unity, amazement and death - to discover which one of them should be crowned king."