The Conference of the Birds

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

  • Title: The Conference of the Birds
  • Author: Farid ud-Din Attar Dick Davis Afkham Darbandi
  • ISBN: 9780140444346
  • Page: 325
  • 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.

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    1. Mantiq Al-Tayr = Maqāmāt-uṭ-Ṭuyūr = The Conference of the Birds, Farid ud-Din Attar The Conference of the Birds or Speech of the Birds (Manṭiq-uṭ-Ṭayr, also known as Maqāmāt-uṭ-Ṭuyūr; 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 f [...]

    2. Manṭiq-uṭ-Ṭayr = Maqāmāt-uṭ-Ṭuyūr = The Conference of the Birds = Speech of the Birds, Farid ud-Din AttarThe Conference of the Birds or Speech of the Birds (Manṭiq-uṭ-Ṭayr, also known as Maqāmāt-uṭ-Ṭuyūr; 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, [...]

    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 th [...]

    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 more. This can be found in Peter Avery's The Speech of the Birds which the owl in me will be [...]

    5. ايه العظمه ديكتاب منطق الطير كتاب متعمق في الجانب الروحاني بدرجه ممتازبدايه فان مترجم الكتاب ومحققه الدكنور بديع محمد جمعه كتب مقدمه دسمه بديعه افاض فيها بالكثير عن حياه المؤلف فريد الدين العطار وحياته ومذهبه بالاضافه الي تعليقه علي المنظومه وغيرها من صنوف الشعر المثنوي ا [...]

    6. حیرانیم ولی نه در وادی حیرتسرگردانیم و هنوز از سیمرغ بی خبرولی می دونیم عذرهای مرغ ها عذرهای ما هم هستنبا این تفاوت که وقتی به بی اساسی عذرها پی بردیم باز هم همت پا گذاشتن در راه رو نداریمبا این که کتاب جزیره ی سرگردانی رو نپسندیدم ولی باعث شد بخوام که این کتاب رو حتما بخونم و ه [...]

    7. منطق ‌الطیر اغلب کنار مثنوی و حدیقه الحقیقه میاد. همینکه مخزن الاسرار (لعنت الله علیه) درین سه‌گانه راه پیدا نکرده باعث خوشحالیه. اما بچشم من منطق الطیر ضعیفترین این سه‌گانه است؛ چون تقریبا هیچ نکته خاصی نداره و بدشانسیی که آورده کنار این دو اثر اومده که شاعرانش واقعا فیوز ع [...]

    8. 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 [...]

    9. تحديث:إضافة رابط مقال عن مقارنة بسيطة بين منطق الطير للعطار و رسالة الطير لكل من الغزالي و ابن سيناالطير بين العطار و ابن سينا و الغزالي---أما بالنسبة لمنطق الطير للعطارفهي منظومة شعرية قصصية فارسية صوفية رمزية من القرن الثاني عشر و الثالث عشر الميلادي، من أشهر المنظومات الص [...]

    10. 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 respons [...]

    11. "Ô échanson, nous sommes en attente sur le bord de l'océan du néant,Saisis l'occasion, car il y a si peu du bord des lèvres à la bouche" Hâfez de Chirâz, Ghazal 73Il peut paraître étrange de débuter cette revue par une citation qui n'appartient pas à l'oeuvre immense de Farid ud-Din Attar, poète visionnaire (dans toutes les acceptions du mot), dont le nom de plume signifie en persan "apothicaire" ou "maître parfumeur", comme nous le rappelle Leili Anvar dans sa préface. Cela tient [...]

    12. 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.

    13. 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 t [...]

    14. يقول فريد الدين العطار العشق نار هناك اما العقل فدخان ، فما ان يقبل العشق حتى يفر العقل مسرعاً وانا عشقت كتابك يا عطار وفرَ عقلي

    15. ترجمته سيئة جدا اللى جعل فى فهمه بعض الصعوبةوكتفسير لفلسفة الصوفية بـ (أنا أنت وأنت أنا وأنت هو أنا) انهم روح الله وصفاته وكمجمل كتاب مايفهموش غير قلب عاشق

    16. أخطأت عندما قرأت منطق الطير في جلسة واحدة بحجة السلوى عن المرضيفترض أن يقرأ مقسما على فترة طويلةكل يوم صفحة ربماوالصدق أنني أسقطت ٣ صفحات عمدا ولن أقرأها أبداأحسست بالخجلكانت لدي أعذار الطيور الواهية القبيحة ذاتهاالأفكار الموجودة هنا لم تكن بالجديدة عليولذلك فقد مللت وضقت [...]

    17. دید مجـنون را عـزیزی دردناک / کو میان رهـگذر می بیخت خاکگفت ای مجنون چه می جویی چنین / گفت لیلی را هـمی جویم یقینگفت لیـلی را کجا یابی ز خاک / کی بود در خاک شارع درّ پاکگفت من می جویمش هر جا که هـست / بوک جایی یک دمـش آرم به دست !وادی طلب

    18. 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.

    19. '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 [...]

    20. لقد نثرت يا عطار نافحة المسك المليئة بالأسرارمنطق الطير رحلة المريد حافي الروح متجرداً من الدنيا إلى ربه فانيا نفس في العشق نافياً نفسه, مثبتا عشقه للمتفرد في وحدانيته لا إله إلا هو. إلتمت الطيور على أشكالها مريدة للعلم اللدني لدى شيخ الطريقة الهدهد الذي يأخذ بأيادي من يريد [...]

    21. در مورد منطق الطیر لازم به توضیح نیست که کتاب بسیار جالبیهولی جالبتر زمانیه که با تصحیح و تعلیقات آقای شفیعی کدکنی بخونیدش، چون ایشان همشهری ,طار محسوب میشند و با لهجه عطار هم آشنایی دارند و بخونید و ببینید که گاه برخی مصححین چه اشتباهاتی کردند

    22. 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 more self aware. Here is Attar's verse at the poems conclusion:  I, with my words,Have sho [...]

    23. منظومة منطق الطير لفريد الدين العطار، الكتاب يربو على الثلاثمئة صفحة، مئة صفحة منها تقريبًا كانت دراسة عن العطار حياته و جوانب من شخصيته و توجهاته، و منظومته.•تصف المنظومة رحلة الطيور الروحية إلى سيدها السيمرغ.•تتخلل المنظومة الكثير من القصص و الحكايات المحملة بالدروس و ا [...]

    24. منطِقُ‌الطِّیر منظومه‌ای‌ست از عطار نیشابوری که به زبان فارسی و در قالب مثنوی سروده شده‌استهفت وادی‌ به ترتیب چنین است: طلب، عشق، معرفت، استغنا، توحید، حیرت، و فقر که سرانجام به فنا می‌انجامد. در داستان منطق‌الطّیر، گروهی از مرغان برای جستن و یافتن پادشاهشان سیمرغ، سفری [...]

    25. چون به دریا می توانی راه یافتسوی یک شبنم چرا باید شتافتهر که تاند گفت با خورشید رازکی تواند ماند با یک ذره بازهرکه کل شد جز را با او چه کاروانکه جان شد عضو را با او چه کارگر تو هستی کل, کل را ببینکل طلب, کل باش, کل شو, کل گزین

    26. 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 [...]

    27. "يقولون لي : ماله آثر العزلة ؟ فأقول : لا، بل إنني أصادق الله في العزلة !"منظومة "منطق الطير"ل فريد الدين العطار النيسابوري دراسة وترجمة الدكتور بديع محمد جمعة القصة الشعرية الفارسية ذات الطابع والبعد الصوفيان يرسي لنا العطار معالمها في هذه المنظومة في ٤٥٠٠ بيت نظمها العطار با [...]

    28. 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 Sís' 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 more. To be fair [...]

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