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Shaikh Sadi

1184 - 1292 | Shiraz, Iran

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I noticed an arab of the desert sitting in a company of jewelers. He said - I had once lost my road in the desert and and consumed all my food. I considered that I must perish when I suddenly caught sight of a bulging canvas bag. I shall never forget the joy and ecstasy i felt on thinking it might be parched grain nor the bitterness and despair when i discovered it to be full of pearls. -

I noticed an arab of the desert sitting in a company of jewelers. He said - I had once lost my road in the desert and and consumed all my food. I considered that I must perish when I suddenly caught sight of a bulging canvas bag. I shall never forget the joy and ecstasy i felt on thinking it might be parched grain nor the bitterness and despair when i discovered it to be full of pearls. -

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.

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.

Ten devishes can sleep beneath one blanket

Two kings cannot rein in one kingdom

Ten devishes can sleep beneath one blanket

Two kings cannot rein in one kingdom

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.

A raindrop, dripping from a cloud.

Ashamed when it saw the see.

‘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 see.

‘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 miser hoarded all his wealth and spent nothing on his family. But one day his son discovered the hiding place. He dug up all the gold and put a large stone in the place. The money he spent in riotous living. His father soon discovered his loss and was overcome with grief, but his son said cheerfully - gold is for spending father ! for hiding, stone is just as good.

a miser hoarded all his wealth and spent nothing on his family. But one day his son discovered the hiding place. He dug up all the gold and put a large stone in the place. The money he spent in riotous living. His father soon discovered his loss and was overcome with grief, but his son said cheerfully - gold is for spending father ! for hiding, stone is just as good.

Throughout the long night a man wept

For the sick man beside him

At dawn the visitor was dead.

And the patient alive.

Throughout the long night a man wept

For the sick man beside him

At dawn the visitor was dead.

And the patient alive.

No one throws stones at the barren tree.

No one throws stones at the barren tree.

an unjust king asked a devotee what king of worship is best. He replied, for thee the best is to sleep one half of the day so as not to injure the people for as while. -

an unjust king asked a devotee what king of worship is best. He replied, for thee the best is to sleep one half of the day so as not to injure the people for as while. -

Green wood can be bent.

But once it becomes dry, it can only be straightened by fire.

Green wood can be bent.

But once it becomes dry, it can only be straightened by fire.

If a gem falls into mud, it will still remain valuable.

And if the dust descends to heaven, it will still of no value.

If a gem falls into mud, it will still remain valuable.

And if the dust descends to heaven, it will still of no value.

A THIEF ENTERED THE HOUSE OF A SUFI AND FOUND NOTHING THERE TO STEAL. AS HE WAS LEAVING, THE DERVISH, THE DERVISH, SENSING HIS DISAPPOINTMENT, THREW HIM THE BLANKET ON WHICH HE HAD BEEN LYING.

A THIEF ENTERED THE HOUSE OF A SUFI AND FOUND NOTHING THERE TO STEAL. AS HE WAS LEAVING, THE DERVISH, THE DERVISH, SENSING HIS DISAPPOINTMENT, THREW HIM THE BLANKET ON WHICH HE HAD BEEN LYING.

Make no friendship with a elephant keeper

If you have no room to entertain an elephant

Make no friendship with a elephant keeper

If you have no room to entertain an elephant

The Alchemist dies in frustration and sorrow.

And the fool finds a treasure in a ruin.

The Alchemist dies in frustration and sorrow.

And the fool finds a treasure in a ruin.

One who gives advice to heedlessness is himself in need of an advice.

One who gives advice to heedlessness is himself in need of an advice.