They don't pay a lot of livers and men worth three pennies
The neighbors who came to condolence to the woman whose husband was martyred said, “What are you going to do now, what will you eat and drink? Who will take care of you? " they asked. He replied: “Why are you upset? The one who eats the sustenance died, not the one who gave it! ”
Feridüddin Attar, the narrator of this exemplary story, is a mystic sage. He was born in Nishapur city of Iran in the 12th century. His most read book, Mantıku't Tayr (The Language of Birds) has been translated into Turkish.
Ferid means a single, unique, person who does not accept any comparison. He was nicknamed Attar because he was engaged in medicine and pharmacy.
Feridüddin Attar is one of the thousands of people who shed the blood of the Mongol herds that devastated people and civilizations.
On the day Nishapur was plundered, a Mongolian soldier enters the house of Feridüddin Attar. He looks at the books, medical and pharmaceutical supplies, and believes that the owner of this house will be a precious treasure. The raider Mongolian set the house on fire, took 103-year-old Feridüddin Attar with him and took him street by street in search of someone who would pay for his life.
A generous merchant who knows Feridüddin Attar told the Mongolian "If you sell this old man to me, I will give you a thousand gold." he says.
Mongolian's eyes shine and Feridüddin accepts the offer of the person who wants to take Attar. But Feridüddin Attar intervenes and whispers in Mongolian's ear: “This is not my worth. Don't sell me unless you find its full value ”.
With the ambition to earn more gold, the Mongolian starts to take Feridüddin Attar around the streets again. Meanwhile, someone who goes with a straw bag on his back says to the Mongolian, "If you give that old man to me, I will give you this straw bag."
Feridüddin Attar wants to be exchanged for a bag of straw, saying "Here is my value" to the Mongolian.
The Mongolian was angry with Feridüddin Attar and he took his sword out of its sheath and beheaded there.
In the Logic of Tayr "They brought you up for death. They brought it to this realm to take it away. ”Is a wise owner of the lines afraid of death? Moreover, the value it assigns itself in the life of the world is a bag of straw.
What a distant model of a person who loves himself and cannot help himself from self-esteem ... Where My Dear Myself , "My Dear Me" , where " Here is the person who says "my value" .
"A person who fills himself only with himself, who has no other purpose than growing a poisonous ego tree in his heart" would make a bag of hay?
Knowing yourself and loving yourself are very different from each other. It is not possible to make similarities between them. Knowing yourself is a virtue, loving yourself is selfish.
There are expressions in Turkish "His liver is worthless" and "a man for a penny" . It is sung for people who are seen as worthless and inferior.
The origin of the phrase "don't pay for liver" goes back to Ancient Greece. Mythological character in ancient Greece �