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Gulistan or Rose Garden By Saadi
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The Gulistan is a popular prose-and-verse work composed by Saadi and is probably the single most influential work of prose in the Persian tradition. The central concerns of this work evolve around... More > efficacious ruling, wisdom in the application of political authority and balance between self-interest and altruism. The themes are divided under eight sections; 1. On the Conduct of Kings; 2. On the Morals of Dervishes; 3. On the Excellence of Contentment; 4. On the Benefits of Silence; 5. On Love and Youth; 6. On Frailty and Old Age; 7. On the Effects of Education; and 8. On Manners (non-narrative aphorisms and maxims). This works, along Saadi’s Bustan, provides multi-layers access to the depth of the spiritual lore of Sufism and genuine applications of Islamic tenants. It may be read in parallel with the Zhuangzu to provide insights of esoteric teachings from two windows of perceptions of a same reality. ISBN-13: 978-1-944175-51-1< Less
Bustan or Fragrance Garden By Saadi
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The Bustan of Saadi is perhaps the best-known poem of its general kind in Persian literature and stand unique in many ways. It is a moralistic and anecdotal verse work divided into ten sections... More > covering ten themes of code of behavior. These themes combine realistic and pragmatic with the mystical and high-minded. It is in essence part of the Sufi esoteric tradition. Their respective contents cover; 1. Justice and good judgement; 2. Beneficence; 3. Love, 4. Humility; 5. Acceptance; 6. Contentment; 7. World of edification; 8. Gratitude; 9. Repentance; and 10. Close communion (with a higher spirit). This work, together with Saadi’s Gulistan, provides a stepping stone in exploring moral values in Persian literature and Sufism. They are also fundamental works to evaluate Islam teachings in the context of tolerance and understanding. ISBN-13: 978-1-944175-50-4< Less

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