A great man was praised in an assembly and, his good qualities being extolled, he raised his head and said: The hermit began to eat delicious food, to wear nice clothes, to enjoy fruit and perfumed confectionery as well as to contemplate the beauty of the slave-boy and girl in conformity with the maxim of wise men, who have said that the curls of belles are fetters to the feet of the intellect and a snare to a sagacious bird. Chief among these works is Goethe 's West-Oestlicher Divan.
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When we reached the station at the palm-grove of Mahmud, the rich man was on the point of death and the dervish, approaching his pillow, said: If there be efficacy in the power to be liberal and in the ability of performing religious duties, the rich can attain it better because shsikh possess money to give alms, their garments are pure, their reputation is guarded, their hearts are at leisure.
I was holding a disputation with a company of learned men in the cathedral mosque of Damascus when a youth stepped among us, asking whether anyone knew Persian, whereon most of them pointed to me. Saadi mourned in his poetry the fall of Abbasid Dhaikh and Baghdad 's destruction by Mongol invaders led by Hulagu in February I heard that a dervish, sitting in a cave, had closed the doors upon the face of the world, so that no regard for kings and rich persons remained in the eyes of his desire.
In the morning the guiltless sleeping companions were all taken to the fort and thrown into prison. Tomb of Saadi by Pascal Coste The tribe of Yunani physicians agreed that this pain cannot be allayed except by means of the bile of a person endued with certain qualities.
Thy high luck has aided thee and prosperity with fortune has guided thee till thou hast attained this position. The prince of all animals is saaxi lion saafi the meanest of beasts the ass.
And by Richard Jeffrey Newman: He also refers in his work to travels in India and Central Asia. One of the great devotees having been asked about his opinion concerning a hermit whom others had censured in their conversation, he replied: They impressed some hypocritical kisses upon his head and his eyes, received him into the boat and started, progressing till they reached a pillar of Yunani workmanship, standing in the water. They accumulate property with difficulty, guard it with meanness and abandon it with reluctance, according to the saying of illustrious men that the silver of an avaricious man will come up from the ground when he goes into the ground.
There is a tradition of the prince of created beings, the paragon of existing things, the mercy to the inhabitants of the world, the purest of mankind and the completion of the revolving ages, Muhammad the elect, upon whom be blessing and peace:. In later times, poetry of this order [Ferdowsi's epic poetry] had a sequel in love epics of extraordinary tenderness and sweetness; but there followed also a turn toward the didactic, where, with a rich experience of life, the far-traveled Saadi was master before it submerged itself in the depths of the pantheistic mysticism taught and recommended in the extraordinary tales and legendary narrations of the great Jalal-ed-Din Rumi.
He lamented and said:.
I remember having in the days of my youth passed through a street, intending to see a moon-faced beauty. He took a seat and began reproving me saying that when I beheld him I extinguished the lamp.
The qazi approved of the unanimous advice of his friends shaikhh appreciated their good opinion as well as their steadfast fidelity, saying that the view taken by his beloved friends on the arrangement of his case was perfectly right and their arguments admitting of no shirasi. A padshah was in the same boat with a Persian slave who had never before been at sea and experienced the inconvenience of a vessel. The Shaykh preaching in the Khaniqah experiences hsirazi totally different world than the merchant passing through a town.
I heard that on the said occasion the king was menaced by a powerful enemy and that when the two armies were about to encounter each other, the first who entered the battlefield was the little fellow who said:.
Persian Language & Literature: Saadi Shirazi
Saadi is very much like Marco Polo who traveled in the region from to His throat being capacious and his hands unable to fill it, he complained to his father and asked him for permission to travel as he hoped to be hoped to be able to gain a livelihood by the strength of his arm.
We have not known thee as thou oughtest to be known. In his Bostan, for example, spiritual Sadai uses the mundane world as a spring board to propel himself beyond the earthly realms. Every inhalation of the breath prolongs life and every expiration of it gladdens our nature; wherefore every breath confers shifazi benefits and for every benefit gratitude is due.
When a warrior is full, he will be brave infight but if his belly be empty, he shidazi be brave in flight.
The Gulistan of Sa'di / by Sheikh Muslih-uddin Sa'di Shirazi; translated by Edward Rehatsek
I was one night meditating on the time which had elapsed, repenting of the life I had squandered and perforating the stony mansion of my heart with adamantine tears.
I heard a pir-instructor say to his murid: Hast thou not heard the saying?
A padshah having issued orders to kill an innocent man, the latter said: His stature was such that the demon Sakhrah would have been put to flight and a fountain of pitch emitted stench from his armpits. A camel-rider shouted to him: He placed his head on the ground before Umrulais and said:.