Shaikh Sadi(1208-1292) From Gulistan. O brother…

From Gulistan of Sadi completed in 1258

O brother, the world stays with no one.
Bind the heart to the Creator, it is enough.
Rely not upon possessions and this world
Because it has cherished many like thee and slain them.
When the pure soul is about to depart,
What boots *it if one dies on a throne or on the ground?

*old usage.  Can say what does  it matter if one dies…

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