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Saadi - The Gulistan of Sa‘di – 05 from Excuse for Remissness in Service and Cause for Preferring Solitude

Identifier

015275

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Saadi - The Gulistan of Sa‘di – 05 from Excuse for Remissness in Service and Cause for Preferring Solitude

A trained orator, old, aged,
First meditates and then speaks.
Do not speak without consideration.
Speak well and if slow what matters it?
Deliberate and then begin to talk.
Say yourself enough before others say enough.
By speech a man is better than a brute
But a beast is better unless you speak properly.

…………….glass beads are not worth a barleycorn in the bazar of jewelers, a lamp does not shine in the presence of the sun, and a minaret looks low at the foot of Mount Alvend.

Who lifts up his neck with pretentions,
Foes hasten to him from every side.
Sa‘di has fallen to be a hermit.
 No one came to attack a fallen man.
First deliberation, then speech;
The foundation was laid first, then the wall.

Loqman the philosopher, being asked from whom he had learnt wisdom, replied:

“From the blind, who do not take a step before trying the place.”

The source of the experience

Saadi

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Humility

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Squash the big I am

Commonsteps

Humility

References