Quotes of Sa’di

Lovers are prisoners at your door, come!
They’ll not hold your fiery temper against you, come!
Each of your cruel acts will be excused,
But before they don’t excuse you anymore, come!

عشاق بدرگهت اسیرند بیا
بد خو ئى تو بر تو نگیرند بیا
هر جور و جفا که کرده ای معذوری
زان پیش که عذرت نپذیرند بیا

If you are longing for the masters of heart, be aware
That you aren’t heedless of service even for one moment;
Give food to the parrot, the partridge and the pigeon,
So that one day a phoenix may fall into your snare.

الا گر طلبگار اهل دلی
ز خدمت مکن یک زمان غافلی
خورش ده به گنجشك و کبك و حمام
که یک روزت افتد همایی به دام

Clouds, wind, moon, sun and heavens are all active
That you may receive some bread and eat it in remembrance.
For your sake, all are whirling around and obey orders.
Would it be just then that only you would not obey?

ابر و باد و ماه و خرشید و فلك در کارند
تا تو نانی بکف آری و به غفلت نخوری
همه از بهر تو سرگشته و فرمان بردآ
شرط انصاف نباشد که تو فرمان نبری

“I’ll make you happy one night,” You told me one day.
You’d free me and my chain of sorrows would go away.
You remember nothing of what You have said,
While countless nights have passed since that day.

روزی گفتی شبی کنم دلشادت
وز بند غمان خود کنم آزادت
دیدی که از آنروز چه شبها بگذشت
وز گفته خود هیچ نیامد یادت

My soul enlightening Friend is present tonight.
My fortune, contrary to my enemies’ wish, has become bright.
Although the candle may die and the moon may wane,
My night is day when you are at my side!

امشب که حضور یار جان افروز است
بختم بخلاف دشمان پیروز است
گو شمع بمیر و مه فرو شو که مرا
آنشب که تو در کنار باشی روز است

Two kinds of people die with regret:

1. The one with possessions, but doesn’t make proper use thereof.
2. The one with knowledge, but doesn’t make proper use thereof.

دو کس مردند و حسرت بردند: یکی آن که داشت و نخورد ، ودیگر آن که دانست و نکرد

The children of Adam are members of a whole,
Created by one essence and soul.
If fate afflicts one member with pain,
The other members disturbed will remain.
If you don’t care about human pain,
The name of human you can’t retain.

بنی آدم اعضای یک دیگرند
که در آفرینش ز یک گوهرند
چو عضوی بدرد آورد روزگار
دگر عضوها را نماند قرار
تو کز محنت دیگران بی غمی
نشاید که نامت نهند آدمی

Devotion can only be found in service to the people.
It is not the rosary, prayer rug and dervish mantle.

عبادت بجز خدمت خلق نیست
به تسبیح وسجاده و دلق نیست

Luqman was asked: “From whom have you learnt good manners?”
He answered: “From those without good manners!”

لقمان را گفتند ادب را از که آموختی
گفت از بی ادبان

3 Comments Add yours

  1. KgnReshma says:

    KGN, Haji Malang Baba,Nasiruddin baba,Siraj Baba!

    In this article, I assume Master extends Invitation to all including friends and foes {Chishti Villain included too!} to hold on to His sacred group.
    Who is the Chishti Villain?

    Come One Come All,
    Status Big or Small,
    Dervish doesn’t care,
    About religion or heir,
    Try not to be a Villain,
    Be the dust of His inn.

    Lots happening around,
    World, a maze & round.
    Villain elevated as Hero,
    Reckon the value of ‘Zero’.

    Villain gains recognition,
    Why follow Sufis instruction?
    It’s easier to be a Villain,
    Sufi Path, tough yet Silken.

    “Fight the real Villain within”,
    Master time and again sings.
    Devil pops his head from sleep,
    “Pamper thy Ego, Be cheap”.

    “Live for self “whispers this Villain,
    “No doubt Thy Master One in Million,
    Thou unfortunate, One in Billion,
    Banished as such, from Sufi Tradition.”

    Evil mind Seeks to be a Villain,
    Without a cloak, retire in Pavilion.
    Love stops Seeker Midway,
    Master Wins, has His say.

    Master says “None win in War,
    “Fight the real internal War “(Ego).
    Only a handful listens to the Sufis,
    Obey in order, not to be dismissed. “

    Lots happening around,
    World, a maze & round.
    Me but a Chishti Villain,
    Sufi way, One path in Million!

    Come One Come All,
    Status Big or Small,
    Dervish doesn’t care,
    About religion or heir,
    Come with true faith,
    Fiery temper, erase on slate!
    Come One Come All,
    Don’t wait & watch!

    Thank You.

  2. KgnReshma says:

    KGN, Haji Malang Baba, Nasiruddin Baba, Siraj Baba,
    SALAAMS,
    A. Shaykh Siraj:-Persian Sufi Hafez wrote this quatrain: [Jan 30, 2005]

    Nothing remained of the harvest of my life except sorrow.
    Nothing good or bad in love remained with me, except sorrow.
    I have not seen a faithful companion except pain:
    I don’t have a good friend except sadness.

    B. Shaykh Siraj:- About Salaams : [Mar 23, 2005]

    1. Salaams-Muslims always give each other the greeting of peace (Salaams). That is not only the Sunna, but it also has a positive effect on the mutual relations. Sufism has been described by a Chishti Sheikh as an experiment in human relationships. Where people come together, misunderstandings, tensions and the like can arise. Therefore, Sufism has also been described as: Sufism is good manners.

    2. Moderators guard the good manners. They have the right to expel people, who do not know the basic rules of decency from their group. That is not a question of dictatorship, which suggests abuse of power, but rather the desired use of the responsibility associated with the moderator task.

    C. Seeker ends on a Note: [Mar 11,2020]

    O Pray don’t expel thy devotee yet,
    Equip her with tools of Hope to bet.
    Surely shall learn Good Manners from thee,
    Thou art ‘Master of Hearts’, please forgive me.

    Shall respect Thee, thy Prophet (PBUH) & Wise,
    Kindly glance here, so the Sun for me does Rise.
    Surely shall guard the fiery temper too,
    At thy threshold, winds of Medina move!

    O Pray keep thy doors open too,
    Through thee got to know ‘HU’ (He/God),
    Surely this sinner does seek Twaba (repentance),
    & pray to Lord, to increase her Taqwa (piety).

    Thank You!

  3. KgnReshma says:

    KGN,Haji Malang Baba,Nasiruddin Baba,Siraj Baba,

    Salaams,

    SYNERGY (Working Together)
    Positive effect of ‘going to the edge’.

    1. Leveraged diversity is enhanced diversity, so greater diversity (in your life experiences) could result.

    2. Synergy is positive IF 1 + 1 = 3.

    3. For example, two people in a discussion group would not be worth as much individually as they would if they formed a team. Then they are not worth 2 but even 3.

    4. However, there is also negative synergy and therefore 1 + 1 can also yield 0.

    5. A life of service is exciting indeed. You can say about service to others that it is more important than meditation.

    Shaykh Siraj [Aug 30, 2004]
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………

    Moonlight says “Am nothing without the Moon,”
    “What am I without the Sun?” quotes Sunrays in Noon.
    Lamp ignites “Isn’t my existence, along with Wick?”
    O Beloved, synergy plays thy Silent Trick.

    Bees & Butterflies reach for sweet flower,
    Just like the thirsty who reaches for water.
    A hungry who longs for a loaf of bread,
    O Beloved, negative synergy is like being dead.

    Reed who longs to be played by divine lips,
    Makes a tune wherein lover’s heart skips.
    Those beautiful innocent eyes of Master,
    O Beloved, synergy leads us towards a mystic Pasture.

    Money is honey, they say this right?
    Those were thy talks, which made me bright.
    “For you a thousand times over”,
    O Beloved, in synergy am ready to eat thy leftover!

    Indeed lovers’ art prisoners at thy door,
    Here neither is escape nor time to get bore.
    This Soul drinks cup after cup of thy Mystic wine,
    O Beloved, with synergy read this Poem in free time!

    Thank You!

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