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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 refer to the first article in this series entitled “The nightingale and the rose: from attachment to renouncement”. The focus of this article is on our most intimate enemy: the imperious self. Here is how it is portrayed by Attar…...
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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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By - Oct 17, 2017 ...
Tags : Attar, Poetry, Renunciation,...
Many of us have participated in the reflection activity proposed at the end of the article “The nightingale and the rose: from attachment to renunciation” and have examined the question of how we can apply in our lives the hoopoe’s advice t...
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By - Sep 17, 2017 ...
Tags : God, Leili Anvar, Ostad Elahi,...
In his poem entitled “The Quintessence of Religions”, Ostad Elahi lays out in a few verses what he considers to be the result of a lifetime of experience. This “(quint)essential” summary brings to light, among other things, the relationship...
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By - Jul 13, 2017 ...
Tags : Attar, Poetry, Renunciation,...
For those engaged on a spiritual journey, delving into the works of great spiritual figures can be a way to connect to God and benefit from the spiritual lessons contained in these works. In this regard, Ostad Elahi points out that the mira...

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