Iran's Book News Agency (IBNA) 13 Aug 2016 - 23:58 http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/239380/the-traveling-iranian-classic-poet-seeking-the-truth -------------------------------------------------- Title : The traveling Iranian classic poet seeking the truth -------------------------------------------------- IBNA- In his extensive travels, the prominent Iranian poet and philosopher Naser Khosrow was neither in pursuit of wealth, nor did he seek to gain knowledge; nothing was more important to him than finding the truth. Text : According to IBNA correspondent, Abu Moin Naser Ibn Khosrow Bin Hareth Qobadiani Balkhi, better known as Naser Khosrow (1004-1088 AD) was born in the village of Qobadian. Philosophy, astronomy, cosmology, medicine, mineralogy, Euclidean geometry, music, theology, art, rhetoric and literature were among the sciences and arts he took advantage of. Different incentives have encouraged people to leave their homes and travel to distant places throughout the history, including going on pilgrimage to Mecca and visiting religious sites, getting in the centers of knowledge for learning, meeting the great mystics and visiting the wonders of the world as well as some other factors like getting acquainted with the thoughts and beliefs of other peoples and nations, various government missions, escaping the threats and circumstances and inappropriate location. Meanwhile, travelers with insight wrote their views for their contemporaries and the future generations. Naser Khosrow s travelogue, as the first one existing in Persian language, is one of these valuable historical documents. What is interesting about Naser Khosrow s travelogue is the driving force of his trip. He was not seeking money, nor did he want to acquire knowledge. All he looked for was the truth of the existence which was so important to him that he turned his back to all material possessions and took the trouble of setting foot on a long and adventurous journey and endure the hardships and disasters of the way.