Gulistan of Saadi | The Morals of Dervishes | Story 16of Saadi | The Morals of Dervishes | Story 15

Gulistan of Saadi | The Morals of Dervishes | Story 16

Gulistan of Saadi

The Morals of Dervishes

 Story 16

 

A pious man saw in a dream a padshah in paradise and a devotee in hell whereon he asked for the
reason of the former’s exaltation and the latter’s degradation, saying that he had imagined the contrary
ought to be the case. He received the following answer: ‘The padshah had, for the love he bore to
dervishes, been rewarded with paradise and the devotee had, for associating with padshahs, been
punished in hell.’

Of what use is thy frock, rosary and patched dress?
Keep thyself free from despicable practices.
Then thou wilt have no need of a cap of leaves.
Have the qualities of a dervish and wear a Tatar cap.

 

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