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The nightingale and the rose: from attachment to renunciation — Review of results

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 to the nightingale enamoured of the rose. What are then these roses—or attachments—that too often fill our thoughts or take up space in our lives to the point that we neglect that which is essential?

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The nightingale and the rose: from attachment to renunciation

"The Canticle of the Birds" by Attar – Diane de Selliers Editeur

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 miracles that may have been performed by great divine personalities in their times are useless to us today. Their works, on the other, hand “guide us on the right path and never become obsolete”. Among these works, he mentions in particular the Canticle of the Birds by the poet Attar, and the “thousands of useful points” it contains for us.

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