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Farid Al-Din Attar The Conference Of The Birds

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U Lužického semináře 10, Malá Strana

Book information

Penguin Books Ltd

UK

1984

Paperback

240

Standard

231151

978-0-14-044434-6

0-14-044434-3

non-Western philosophy

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"Mantiq al-tayr" (the conference of the birds) is an elaborate allegory with many digressions. It describes how all the birds (human souls) set out in search of the Simurgh (the godhead). All but 30 die and the survivors realize that they themselves are the Simurgh.

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