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Saadi Shirazi

1184 - 1292 | Shiraz, Iran

Prominent Persian poet from Iran, famous for his prose in Gulistan and verse in Bustan.

Prominent Persian poet from Iran, famous for his prose in Gulistan and verse in Bustan.

Saadi Shirazi

Persian Kalam 16

Persian Sufi Poetry 4

 

Sufi Story 62

Sufi Quotes 17

A student said to his teacher, what am I to do? I am troubled by the people, many of whom make me visits. By their coming and going they encroach upon my precious time. The teacher replied - lend something to every one of them who is poor and ask something to everyone of them who is rich, and they will come round thee no more.

A student said to his teacher, what am I to do? I am troubled by the people, many of whom make me visits. By their coming and going they encroach upon my precious time. The teacher replied - lend something to every one of them who is poor and ask something to everyone of them who is rich, and they will come round thee no more.

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One day in Baghdad the central Bazar caught on fire. Someone came to me and told me that my store had been spared in the fire. I replied - praise be to god. At that moment I became ashamed before people for selfishly seeking my own advantage, thirty years now I have been seeking God to forgive me for once saying that - praise be to god.

One day in Baghdad the central Bazar caught on fire. Someone came to me and told me that my store had been spared in the fire. I replied - praise be to god. At that moment I became ashamed before people for selfishly seeking my own advantage, thirty years now I have been seeking God to forgive me for once saying that - praise be to god.

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Ten dervishes can sleep beneath one blanket. Two kings cannot rein in one kingdom.

Ten dervishes can sleep beneath one blanket. Two kings cannot rein in one kingdom.

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Deep in the sea, there are riches beyond your imagination. But if you seek safety, that is at the shore.

Deep in the sea, there are riches beyond your imagination. But if you seek safety, that is at the shore.

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A raindrop, dripping from a cloud. Ashamed when it saw the sea. ‘Who am I where is a sea’, it said. As it saw itself, from the eyes of humility A shell embraced him and makes him a pearl.

A raindrop, dripping from a cloud. Ashamed when it saw the sea. ‘Who am I where is a sea’, it said. As it saw itself, from the eyes of humility A shell embraced him and makes him a pearl.

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BOOKS 28

Bostan

 

 

Bostan

 

 

Bostan-e-Saadi

 

1961

Bostan-e-Saadi

 

1955

Farhang-e-Bostan

 

 

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