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Saadi - The Gulistan of Sa‘di – 07 from The Manners of Kings Solitude

Identifier

015277

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Saadi - The Gulistan of Sa‘di – 07 from The Manners of Kings Solitude

One of the kings of Khorasan had a vision in a dream of Sultan Mahmud, one hundred years after his death. His whole person appeared to have been dissolved and turned to dust, except his eyes, which were revolving in their orbits and looking about. All the sages were unable to give an interpretation, except a dervish who made his salutation and said: “He is still looking amazed how his kingdom belongs to others.”

Many famous men have been buried under ground
Of whose existence on earth not a trace has remained
And that old corpse which had been surrendered to the earth
Was so consumed by the soil that not a bone remains.
The glorious name of Nushirvan survives in good repute
Although much time elapsed since he passed away.
Do good, O man, and consider life as a good fortune,
The more so, as when a shout is raised, a man exists no more.

The source of the experience

Saadi

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Death

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

LOVE

Commonsteps

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