The Conference Of The Birds

Author: Farid Ud-Din Attar
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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.

The Conference Of The Birds

Author: Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
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The Conference Of The Birds

Author: Jeffrey Lewis
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It is the late 1970s in Manhattan and God is dead. A group of people come together to explore the void left behind. Mongrels of the spiritual, they embark on what seems like a journey described in the 12th century Persian poem that gives this novel its title. But is it self-discovery they seek, or merely oblivion?

The Conference Of The Birds

Author: Farid Attar
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920955
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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 The Birds

Author: Peter Sís
Editor: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143124245
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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.

The Conference Of The Birds

Author: Jean-Claude Carrière
Editor: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9780871291066
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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.

Conference Of The Birds

Author: Farid Al-Din Attar
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ISBN: 9781578632466
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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

Author: Attar
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
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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.

Conference Of The Birds

Author: John Heilpern
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135864225
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Conference of the Birds is John Heilpern's true story of an extraordinary journey. In December 1972, the director Peter Brook and an international troupe of actors (Helen Mirren and Yoshi Oida among them) left their Paris base to emerge again in the Sahara desert. It was the start of an 8,500-mile expedition through Africa without precedent in the history of theater. Brook was in search of a new beginning that has since been revealed in all his work--from Conference of the Birds and Carmen to The Mahabharata and beyond. At the heart of John Heilpern's brilliant account of the African experiment is a story that became a search for the miraculous.

The Conference Of The Birds

Author: Alexis York Lumbard
Editor: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 1937786021
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Retells the most famous work by the 12th-century Persian poet, Farid al-Din Attar, about a pilgrimage taken by birds to meet "King Simorgh the Wise."

The Conference Of Birds

Author: Peter Sís
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ISBN: 9781906838522
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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."

The Conference Of The Birds Penguin Classics

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The Conference Of The Birds A Sufi Allegory

Author: Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
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ISBN: 9788120617223
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Farid-ud din Affar occupies a prominent place in the roll of distinguished Persian Poets. His most famous work, the manti-ul-Tayr, or the colloquy of birds is an allegorical poem in which this gated Sufi describes the quest of the Birds (symbolizing the seekers) to reach the Simurg (the Lord of Creation) This abridged edition of the above is a translation of the poem is the one of the first works published to the common English reader. It was a very illumination introduction on Persian Mysticism which is full of anecdotes of famous Sufis such as Hallaj Byazid, Rumi and Jami. The translation of the poem is in four parts: (1) The parliament of the birds, (II) On, to the city of god, (III) Through the seven valleys, (IV) the reception at the royal count. The book and with a short memoir on the poet, Farid-ud-din Affar.

The Conference Of The Birds

Author: Farid Al-Din Attar
Editor: Pir PressInc
ISBN: 9781879708136
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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

Author: Ransom Riggs
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0735231516
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With enemies behind him and the unknown ahead, Jacob Portman’s story continues as he takes a brave leap forward into The Conference of the Birds, the fifth novel in the #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs. With his dying words, H—Jacob Portman’s final connection to his grandfather Abe’s secret life entrusts Jacob with a mission: Deliver newly con­tacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to an operative known only as V. Noor is being hunted. She is the subject of an ancient prophecy, one that foretells a looming apocalypse. Save Noor—Save the future of all peculiardom. With only a few bewildering clues to follow, Jacob must figure out how to find V, the most enigmatic, and most powerful, of Abe’s former associates. But V is in hiding and she never, ever, wants to be found.

The Conference Of The Birds

Author: Farah K. Behbehani
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ISBN: 9780500514627
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The Conference of the Birds, written in the 12th century by the Persian poet and mystic Farid ud-Din Attar, tells how the birds of the world gather in order to search for a mythological king, the Simorgh. Each of the birds represents a different human type a coward, a lover and much of the poem consists of tales told by their leader in answer to their objections to the journey or their questions about it. Farah K. Behbehani has selected stories from this great work of Persian literature (in English verse translation) about thirteen of the birds and their journey, illustrating the Arabic name of each bird in Jali Diwani calligraphy, an ornamental cursive script developed by the Ottomans which is characterized by its profuse embellishment.A line from the Arabic version of the poem that captures the essence of each birds story is also illustrated calligraphically and explained by a graphic system that enables the reader to understand the flow of the text in each composition.This exquisite and beautifully designed book concludes with a glossary of the Arabic alphabet in Jali Diwani script and interpretations of the letters according to Sufi mystical values.

An Australian Conference Of The Birds

Author: Anne Fairbairn
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A narrative poem which is a tribute to Attar's famous poem 'Manteq at-Tair' a glittering Islamic work of the Sufi tradition. A tale of discovery which blends together Middle Eastern and Australian imagery as well as bringing together poets and shared deserts. At the invitation of her Middle Eastern cousin, the Spinifex pigeon gathers Australian birds to embark on a journey seeking awareness, self discovery and truth. The author has written several poems, including the 1995 Banjo Paterson Centenary Award for 'High Country Dreaming'.

The Conference Of The Birds

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The Conference Of The Birds

Author: Farid Ud-Din Attar
Editor: Toward Publishing
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Abstract: Mantiq Ut-tair, The Conference of the Birds, was composed in the twelfth century by the Persian poet, Farid ud-Din Attar, in the form of an allegorical poem, based on the teaching of the Sufis, of whom Attar was one of the greatest. The book is, as Attar says, 'A gift for distinguished men and a boon for the common'. Translation: This translation by C. S. Nott was first published in 1954 and at that time only two partial translations were available in England. Stanley Nott's rendering from the French prose translation of Garcin de Tassy is virtually complete, and as such was the first to appear in English. Garcin de Tassy's translation is as he says, 'as literal as I have been able to make it intelligible'. He has also retained the flavour, the spirit, and the teaching of Attar's poem. The brush drawings by Kate Adamson are based on those in an ancient Persian manuscript of Mantiq Ut-tair. Additional content: The appendix of this book includes a note about Attar, a short section on the Sufis and a glossary of some of the names and other words used throughout the text.