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This article completes the series based on Attar’s Canticle of Birds (also known as the Conference of the Birds), following “The nightingale and the rose: from attachment to renunciation” and “Our intimate enemy: the imperious self”. We now turn to an aspect of the imperious self that stalks all spiritual seekers: pride and arrogance in spirituality. Attar evokes it in the form of an earthy anecdote… ...
196 votes
By - May 21, 2018 ...
Tags : Conscious Self, In vivo practice,...
In the latest French edition of The Path of Perfection published earlier this year, Professor Bahram Elahi presents a model of the human soul, or what he also calls the true self – a preview of which had already been given on this site. In ...
133 votes
By - Apr 2, 2018 ...
Tags : Altruism, kindness, Leili Anvar, Ostad Elahi,...
This third article of reflection on the “Quintessence of Religions” is the last in a series dedicated to Ostad Elahi’s poem. After the question of “God” and that of “evil”, Leili Anvar’s commentary now invites us to reflect on the notion of...
178 votes
By - Feb 9, 2018 ...
Tags : Attar, Imperious Self, Poetry,...
This article is part of an ongoing series on Attar's Canticle of the Birds (also known as The Conference of the Birds), a spiritual text rich in lessons for spiritual practice. For more information about the book and its author, please refe...
140 votes
By - Nov 26, 2017 ...
Tags : Imperious Self, Leili Anvar, Ostad Elahi,...
After reflecting on the question of God and what “putting one’s faith in that One” truly means, we continue here our series on Ostad Elahi’s poem “The Quintessence of Religions” with a second excerpt from Leili Anvar’s commentary of this te...

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