Simurg

The Simurg is a mythical bird in Sufi literature that is analogous with and used as a metaphoric for The Fabric of Consciousness.

Syncretic Terms

Fabric of Consciousness > Absolute Mind, Adhi Buddha, Ain Soph Aur, Al-Haqq, Allah, Ancient One, Blazing Star, Brahman, Brahmic Splendor, Crown, Divine Fire, First Mover, Formless, God, GodHead, Govinda, Great Being, Great Breath, Great Light, Great Self, Guardian Angel, Immortal Spirit, Ineffable Light, Kether, Mind at Large, Nam Shé, Nirguna Brahman, Nondual God, Nonlocal Mind, Oversoul, Primal Self, Primum Mobile, Purusha, Realms of Consciousness, Simurg, Spirit, Supreme, Supreme Spirit, The Dreaming, The Lord, The Old One, The One, The Power and the Glory, Unconsciousness, Universal Being, Universal Deity, Wakan Tanka, Wuji


Notes

"“Know ye then,” said the Hoopoe, “that the Simurg once removed the veil from His face, so that it shone resplendent like the sun and cast millions of rays around. By his grace, these rays were turned into birds. We are, therefore, the sparks of the Simurg. When you realize this mystery, your relationship with the Simurg will be as clear to you as day-light.[1]

In the book The Conference of the Birds, a group of birds sets out on a journey to unite with the Simurg. In the end, and despite the challenges and confusions along the way, a small group of birds are successful at achieving union.

"Thereupon the birds lost themselves forever in the Simurg. The shade thus vanished in the Sun. Neither the traveller remained, nor the guide, nor the path. Finding the Simurg they found themselves and the riddle of I and Thou was solved.[2] </ref>


See Also

The Conference of the Birds

Footnotes

  1. Attar, Fardid Ud-Din. The Conference of the Birds, 2018. https://amzn.to/2JZWq5X.
  2. Attar, Fardid Ud-Din. The Conference of the Birds, 2018. https://amzn.to/2JZWq5X.