Asking for money

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An afflicted man presented himself before Alexander, the King of the Universe and asked for a dirhem. Alexander responded in a loud voice to this request: “You ask me, a king like me, so little?”

“Well then”, answered the man. “Give me a town and a treasure! That will be enough to satisfy me.”

“The emperor of China has received such a gift” – said the king. “Who are you to claim such things?”

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  1. KgnReshma says:

    Bismillah KGN,
    Ah the Gifts…….

    O the Alchemists of Happiness,
    Have sympathy on my madness.
    Seeker is possessed by Jinn?
    O Beloved, serve holy wine in thy inn!

    Without a guide Seeker turns mad,
    Wouldn’t such tales make thou sad?
    Admissions in thy tavern are put off?
    Surely Seeker doesn’t deserve thy scoff.

    Seeker tried to send a gift,
    This created some further rift.
    Seeker is so very foolish,
    Meditating like a Buddhist.

    Seeker thy gift was returned,
    Alas Dervish can never be charmed!
    Seeker, He might have been alarmed,
    His ego must have been harmed?

    ..…………xxx…………..xxx………….xxx………….

    It is good if thou tell the chaplet of beads
    Numbering 1 to 99,
    And it is also good not to let out of thy hand
    The goblet of wine;

    But thou asks what to bring as a present
    For the friend,
    Do not come here without pain,
    Then whatever thou may bring is indeed fine.

    Source:-Abu Said Abi’I-Khair & his Rubaiyat by Dr Zahurul Hassan Sharib.
    ….…………xxx…………..xxx………….xxx……………

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