Shaikh Sadi (1184-1283) a quote. Wash thy hand..

Shaikh Sadi ( 1184- 1283)  Lived through the golden age of Islam but also witnessed the death and destruction inflicted by the Mongol invasion in the entire region east of Egypt. In Baghdad alone in 1258 close to a million people were killed in a city of less than 2 million. Institutions of higher learning masques were destroyed. Khaliq

Here is a quote from his Bostan.


Thou, O creature of G-d, wast created of the dust; therefore, be humble as the dust. Be not covetous, nor oppressive, nor headstrong. Thou art from the dust; be not like fire. When the terrible fire raised his head in pride, the dust prostrated itself in humility.

Bostan e Sadi. A rain drop…

A raindrop fell from a spring cloud, and, seeing the wide expanse of the sea, was shamed. “Where the sea is,” it reflected, “where am I? Compared with that, forsooth(indeed), I am extinct.”

While thus regarding itself with an eye of contempt, an oyster took it to its bosom, and Fate so shaped its course that eventually the raindrop became a famous royal pearl.

It was exalted, for it was humble. Knocking at the door of extinction, it became existent.

From Bostan of Sadi (1208-1292) Whoever had come…

Whoever  had  come had built a new edifice.
He departed and left the place to another

And the other one concocted the sane futile schemes

And the edifice was not completed by any….As all the good and bad must surely die

…He is happy who carries off the ball of virtues.
Send provisions for thy journey to the to thy tomb,
Nobody will bring it after thee: Send it before