Excerpts from the poems of Maulana Saadi
(may Allah be pleased with him)
Maulana SAADI on the Importance of Taking the Path of Tasuwwuf
I fear that you will not reach Mecca, O Nomad!
For the road which you are following leads to Turkestan!
Maulana SAADI on Importance of Finding a True Teacher of Tasawwuf
If a poor man brings you a gift of yogurt, he will have bought it at such a price that it will be two parts of water to one of yogurt.
Maulana SAADI on the Importance of Inward Reflection
Throughout the long night a man wept
At the bedside of a sick man.
When the day dawned the visitor was dead -
And the patient was alive.
Maulana SAADI on the Need for Risk and Devotion
Deep in the sea are riches beyond compare.
But if you seek safety, it is on the shore.
Maulana SAADI on the Need for Acts of Worship
The learned man who only talks will never
Penetrate to the inner hearts of man.
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