Firdousi (035-1025)

But hear an old man’s words: the heart that’s freed

From gnawing passion and ambitious greed

Looks on kings’ treasures and the dust as one;

The man who sells his brother, as you’ve done,

For this same worthless dust, will never be

Regarded as a child of purity.

The world has seen so many men like you,

And laid them low: there’s nothing you can do

But turn to God; take thought then for the way

You travel, since it leads to Judgment Day.”

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