Saadi - A Drop of Rain was falling from forth a summer cloud
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From With Sa'di in the Garden [translated by Sir Edwin Arnold]
A Drop of Rain was falling from forth a summer cloud
It saw the ocean under it roll billows large and loud;
And, all ashamed and sore dismayed, it whispered 'Woe is me!
By Allah! I am nought! What counts one Rain drop to the Sea'
But while it mocked and mourned itself – for littleness forlorn -
Into a sea-shell's opened lips the Drop of Rain was borne,
There many a day and night it lay, until at last it grew
A lovely Pearl of lucent ray, faultless in form and hue
The source of the experienceSaadi
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Squash the big I am