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At one time, Persian was a common cultural language of much of the non-Arabic Islamic world. I remember that, in the time of my childhood, I was devout, and in the habit of keeping vigils, and eager to practise mortification and austerities. Sufi literature Persian literature works Persian books Islamic mirrors for princes. Since there is little biographical information about Sa’di outside of his writings, his short, apparently autobiographical tales, such as the following have been used goestan commentators to build up an account of his life.

His lyrics are to be found in Ghazaliyat “Lyrics” and his odes in Qasa’id “Odes”. Bustan is entirely in verse epic metre and consists of stories aptly illustrating the standard virtues recommended to Muslims justice, liberality, modesty, contentment as well as of reflections on the behaviour of dervishes and their ecstatic practices.

The Gulistan of Sa’di. La Fontaine based his “Le songe d’un habitant du Mogol” [15] on a story from Gulistan chapter 2 story The peculiar blend of human kindness and cynicism, humour, and resignation displayed in Saadi’s works, together with a tendency to avoid the hard dilemma, make him, to many, the most typical and loveable writer in the world of Iranian cultureAlexander Pushkin, one of Russia’s most celebrated poets, quotes Saadi in his masterpiece Eugene Onegin [1as Saadi sang in earlier ages, “some are far distant, some are dead” Saadi distinguished between the spiritual and the practical or mundane aspects of life.

Contemporary Persian and Classical Persian are the same language, but writers since are classified as contemporary. The story ends with the father warning him that if he tries it again he may not escape so luckily:.


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He sat in remote teahouses late into the night and exchanged views with merchants, farmers, preachers, wayfarers, thieves, and Sufi mendicants. Vahshi Bafqi — ‘Orfi Shirazi.

In the fifth chapter of The Gulistan of Saadi, on Love and Youth, Saadi includes explicit moral and sociological points about the real life of people from his time period The well-known aphorism still frequently repeated in the western world, about being sad because one has no shoes until one meets the man who has no feet “whereupon I thanked Providence for its bounty to myself” is from the Gulistan.

It is also one of his most popular books, and has proved deeply influential in the West as well as the East.

This well-known verse, part of chapter 1, story 10 of the Gulistanis woven into a carpet which is hung on a wall in the United Nations building in New York: He seems to have spent the rest of his life in Shiraz His works. This story by Saadi, like so much of his work, conveys meaning on many levels and broadly on many topics.

The clouds, the wind, the moon, and the sun, For your comfort, and at your behest, run; They toil continuously for your satisfaction, Should not you halt, monitor your action? His father warns him that his physical strength alone will not be sufficient to ensure the success of his travels, describing five kinds of men who can profit from travel: It has been translated into English a number of times: Persian for a long time was the language of literature from Bengal to Constantinople, and the Gulistan was known and studied in much of Asia.

Saadi is very much like Marco Polo who travelled in the region from to The first page of Bostan, in a manuscript that may have been produced in India during the 17th century.

The Gulistan, rose garden of Sa’di: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

One Limb impacted is sufficient, For all Others to feel the Mace. They are so profoundly asleep that you would say they were dead. There the friend gathered up flowers to take back to town. Saadi distinguished between the gplestan and the practical or mundane aspects of life.

The shower of His merciful bounty gratifies all, and His banquet of limitless generosity recognizes no fall.


In foliage green, He has clothed the trees, and golesan beautiful blossoms of many hues, has perfumed the breeze. Iraj Bashiri quite skillfully captures in his translation of the Prologue of the work: Views Read Edit View history.

In the United States Ralph Waldo Emerson who addressed a poem of his own to Sa’di, provided the preface sad Gladwin’s translation, writing, “Saadi exhibits perpetual variety of situation and incident One night I sate up in attendance on my father, and did not close my eyes the whole night, and held the precious qur’an in my lap while the people around me slept.

This is the first of a series of misfortunes that he is subjected to, and it is only the charity of a wealthy man that finally delivers him, allowing him to return home safe, though not much humbled by his tribulations. After the introduction, the Gulistan is divided into eight chapters, each consisting of a number of stories and poetry: But let us remember the words that were written by the poet Saadi, so many years ago: They are, as he himself puts it, two almond kernels in the same shell.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Literary History of Persia. There is a difference, however, between the two. Iranian National Commission for Unesco, No. Two blessings in every breath, each due a separate salutation. The unique thing about Saadi is that he embodies both the Sufi Sheikh and the travelling merchant.

Golestan Saadi Persian Text Pdf

One of the sons of Harunu’r-rashid came to his father in a passion, saying, “Such an golestaan son has insulted me, by speaking abusively of my mother. Four volumes, 2, pages, and twenty-five years in the writing.

While Marco Polo gravitated to the potentates and the good life, Saadi mingled with the ordinary survivors of the Mongol onslaught.

Georgius Gentius produced a Latin version accompanied by the Persian text in