Sa'di Shirazi


Who is the Real Seeker?

I will not say, O Brother, what the spiritual concert is, 
Until I know who is listening to it.

If he begins his flight from the tower of the spirit.  
The Angels will not keep up with his soaring.

But if he be a man of error, vanity and play,
The Shaytan will grow more powerful in his brain.

The Rose is torn apart by the morning breeze,
But not the log; for it can only be split by an ax.

The world feeds on music, drunkenness and rivalry.
But what does the blind man see in a mirror?