Farid Attar

Abu Hamid bin Abu Bakr Ibrahim (1145-1146 – c. 1221), better known by his pen-names Farid ud-Din Attar (“the perfumer”), was a Persian poet, theoretician of Sufism, and hagiographer from Nishapur who had an abiding influence on Persian poetry and Sufism. His best known work is The Conference of the Birds.

If while living you fail to find your self, to know your self, how will you be able to understand the secret of your existence when you die?