Conference Of The Birds: A Seeker's Journey To God

August 1, 2001|
Conference Of The Birds: A Seeker's Journey To God by Farid-ud-Din Attar
Hurry! Only 3 left online!
$17.95
Paperback
Earn 90 plum® points
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Free shipping on orders over $35
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Find In Store
Not sold in stores
Prices and offers may vary in store

about

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.

Attar lived in the 12th century, just prior to Rumi, whom he may have actually met as a child. Indeed Rumi wrote, "But in everything I say I am only the servant of Attar." Attar also wrote The Book of Secrets, The Memorial of the Saints, and The Hidden Voice. He was tried, but not executed, for religious heresy in part because his myst...
Loading
Title:Conference Of The Birds: A Seeker's Journey To God
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:96 pages, 8.25 X 5.75 X 0.28 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.25 X 5.75 X 0.28 in
Published:August 1, 2001
Publisher:Red Wheel Weiser
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781578632466

Recently Viewed
|