Gulistan of Saadi | The Morals of Dervishes | Story 33

Gulistan of Saadi | The Morals of Dervishes | Story 33

Gulistan of Saadi

The Morals of Dervishes

 Story 33

 

A padshah asked a hermit: ‘How spendest thou thy precious time?’ He replied: ‘I am all night engaged
in prayer, during the morning in supplications and the rest of the day in restricting my expenses.’ Then
the king ordered a sufficient allowance to be allotted to him so as to relieve him of the cares of his
family.

O thou who art encumbered with a family,
Think no more of ever enjoying freedom.
Cares for children, raiment and food
Restrain thee from the heavenly kingdom.
Every day I renew my determination
To wait upon God until the night.
In the night, while tying the knot of prayer,
I think what my children will eat on the morrow.

 

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