Bostan e Saadi – A Story

 

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Pen-name Saadi and also known as Saadi of Shiraz was one of the major Persian poets and literary men of the medieval period.

He is not only famous in Persian-speaking countries, but has been quoted in western sources as well. He is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the depth of his social and moral thoughts. Saadi is widely recognized as one of the greatest poets of the classical literary tradition  (WikiPedia)

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“TRIPPING OVER JOY”

“TRIPPING OVER JOY

What is the difference
Between your experience of Existence
And that of a saint?

The saint knows
That the spiritual path
Is a sublime chess game with God

And that the Beloved
Has just made such a Fantastic Move

That the saint is now continually
Tripping over Joy
And bursting out in Laughter
And saying, “I Surrender!”

Whereas, my dear,
I am afraid you still think
You have a thousand serious moves.”

― Hafiz, I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy.