Gulistan of Saadi | The Morals of Dervishes | Story 10

Gulistan of Saadi | The Morals of Dervishes | Story 10

Gulistan of Saadi

The Morals of Dervishes

 Story 10

 

One asked the man who had lost his son:

‘O noble and intelligent old man!
As thou hast smelt the odour of his garment from Egypt
Why hast thou not seen him in the well of Canaan?’

He replied:

‘My state is that of leaping lightning.
One moment it appears and at another vanishes.
I am sometimes sitting in high heaven.
Sometimes I cannot see the back of my foot.
Were a dervish always to remain in that state
He would not care for the two worlds.’

 

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