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In his Bustan, for example, spiritual Saadi uses the mundane world as a spring board to propel himself beyond the earthly realms. The unique thing about Saadi is that he embodies both the Sufi Sheikh and the travelling merchant. They are, as he himself puts it, two almond kernels in the same shell. The page provides a praise of God; the first two lines read: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He gets aboard, but is left stranded on a pillar in the middle of the river.

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.

The son nevertheless sets off and, arriving penniless at a broad river, tries to get a crossing on a ferry by using physical force. For twenty years or more, he continued the same schedule of preaching, advising, learning, honing his sermons, and polishing them into gems illuminating the wisdom and foibles of his people. 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: A certain pious man in a dream beheld a king in paradise and a devotee in hell.

But as Eastwick comments in his introduction to the work, [5] there is a common saying in Persian, “Each word of Sa’di has seventy-two meanings”, and the stories, alongside their entertainment value and practical and moral dimension, frequently focus on the conduct of dervishes and are said to contain frsi teachings. It is widely quoted as a source of wisdom. Andre du Ryer was the first European to present Saadi to the West, by means of a partial French translation of Gulistan in sari When he reappeared in his native Shiraz he was an elderly man.


Today it is the official language of IranTajikistan and one of the two official languages of Afghanistan. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He inquired, “What is the reason of the exaltation golestwn the one, and the cause of the degradation of the other? The peculiar blend of human kindness and cynicism, humour, and resignation displayed in Saadi’s works, together golestna a tendency to avoid the hard dilemma, make sadu, to many, the most typical and loveable writer in the world of Iranian cultureAlexander Pushkin, one of Russia’s golestn 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.

Views Read Edit View history. After fxrsi introduction, the Gulistan is divided into eight chapters, each consisting of a number of stories and poetry: His lyrics are to be found in Ghazaliyat “Lyrics” and his odes farxi Qasa’id “Odes”. The Gulistan has been significant in the influence of Persian literature on Western culture.

Neshat Esfahani Abbas Foroughi Bastami — In the Gulistan, on the other hand, mundane Saadi lowers the spiritual to touch the heart of his fellow wayfarers. There the friend gathered up flowers to take back to town. He has ordered the zephyr to cover, with the emerald carpet of spring, the earth; and He has instructed the maternal vernal clouds to nourish the seeds of autumn to birth.


It is also one of his most popular books, safi has proved deeply influential in the West as well as the East. The images in Bustan are delicate in nature and soothing.

Golestan Saadi Persian Text Pdf

Saadi’s prose style, described as “simple but impossible to imitate” flows quite naturally and effortlessly. The first page of Bostan, in a manuscript that may have been produced in India during the 17th century. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In the United States Ralph Waldo Emerson who addressed a poem of his own to Sa’di, farzi the preface for Gladwin’s translation, writing, “Saadi exhibits perpetual variety of situation and incident Saadi demonstrates a profound awareness of the absurdity of human existence.

You will lift Your friends high, There is solid proof of that, Not abandoning enemies to die!

Sa’di’s Gulistan is said to be one of the most widely read books ever produced. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gulistan of Sa’di.

One of the sons of Harunu’r-rashid came to his father in a passion, saying, “Such an officer’s son has insulted me, by speaking abusively of my mother. In one of the longest, in Chapter 3, Sa’di explores aspects of undertaking a journey for which one is ill-equipped:.

Golestan Saadi Persian Text Pdf

Sufi literature Persian literature works Persian books Islamic mirrors for princes. The unsettled conditions following the Mongol invasion of Iran led him to wander abroad through Anatolia, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq. Bustan is entirely in verse epic metre and consists of stories aptly illustrating the standard virtues recommended to Muslims justice, bolestan, modesty, contentment as well as of reflections on the behaviour of dervishes and their ecstatic practices.