Gulistan of Saadi | On the Excellence of Contentment | Story 25

Gulistan of Saadi | On the Excellence of Contentment | Story 25

Gulistan of Saadi

On the Excellence of Contentment

 Story 25

 

A man whose hands and feet had been amputated killed a millipede and a pious passer-by exclaimed:
‘Praised be Allah! In spite of the thousand feet he possessed, he could not escape from a man without
hands and feet when his fate had overtaken him.’

When the life-taking foe comes in the rear
Fate ties the legs of a running man.
At the moment when the enemy has slowly arrived
It is useless to draw the Kayanian bow.

 

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