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The Conference of the Birds (Illustrated) by [ud-Din Attar, Farid]
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Length: 64 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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The Conference of the Birds (Illustrated)

- more than 20 unique and beautiful color illustrations relevant to the book
- designed for your reading enjoyment
- active Table of Contents

The Conference of the Birds is a book of poems in Persian by Farid ud-Din Attar of approximately 4500 lines.
The poem's plot is as follows: 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.
The hoopoe leads the birds, each of whom represent a human fault which prevents man from attaining enlightenment.
One by one, they drop out of the journey, each offering an excuse and unable to endure the journey
The birds must cross seven valleys in order to find the Simorgh: Talab (Yearning), Eshq (Love), Marifat (Gnosis), Istighnah (Detachment), Tawheed (Unity of God), Hayrat (Bewilderment) and, finally, Fuqur and Fana (Selflessness and Oblivion in God).
These represent the stations that a Sufi or any individual must pass through to realize the true nature of God.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4547 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AC9XP7E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #282,214 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 30 March 2016
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Thought it was the whole book. The evil was only excerpts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure 7 October 2016
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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A masterpiece and classic of sufi poetry, wonderfully translated retaining the rhyming couplet scheme. Some archaic language, and for sure a bit of background knowledge helps understanding in parts. Either way the message and beauty is evident. If you like the sample, the full poem is more of the same for hundreds of wounderous pages
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best book for Lovers 3 June 2014
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More than thousand years old perhaps the best guide to become a Lover, only self discipline can hold you back.