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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 25

Sa di 1210 (Shiraz) – 1291 (Shiraz)



A man whose hands and feet had been amputated killed a millipede and a pious passer-by exclaimed: ‘Praised be Allah! In spite of the thousand feet he possessed he could not escape from a man without hands and feet when his fate had overtaken him.’

  When the life-taking foe comes in the rear
  Fate ties the legs of a running man.
  At the moment when the enemy has slowly arrived
  It is useless to draw the Kayanian bow.

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