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Saadi - The Gulistan of Sa‘di – 23 from The Morals of Dervishes

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015298

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Saadi - The Gulistan of Sa‘di – 23 from The Morals of Dervishes

A company of vagabonds met a dervish, spoke insulting words to him, struck him and otherwise molested him;  whereon he complained to his superior and explained the case. The pir replied: “My son, the patched frock of dervishes is the garment of resignation and who, wearing it, cannot bear injuries is a pretender not entitled to the frock.”

A large river will not become turbid from stones.
The Arif who feels aggrieved is shallow water yet.

If he injures you, bear it
Because pardon will purify you from sin.
O brother, as the end is dust, be dust before you are turned into dust.

The source of the experience

Saadi

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Forgiveness

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Activities

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