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The Bustan of Sadi

The Bustan of Sadi

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Published by: Athar Khan on Sep 07, 2009
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 TheBustan
of Sadi
 
 
 TRANSLATED FROM THE PERSIAN WITH AN INTRODUCTION
BY A. HART EDWARDS 
CONTENTS
 INTRODUCTIONIn the Name of God, the Compassionate, the MercifulOn the Reason for the Writing of the BookConcerning Atabak Abu Bakr, Son of Sad
I. CONCERNING JUSTICE, COUNSEL, AND THE ADMINISTRATION OFGOVERNMENT
:
Nushiravan's Counsel to his SonDiscourse concerning TravellersStory illustrating the Need for DeliberationStory of the King whose Coat was CoarseStory of Darius and the HerdsmanStory of Abdul Aziz and the PearlStory of how Tukla was rebuked by a DevoteeDiscourse concerning Riches and Poverty Story of Qazal Arsalan and the Fort A Story of DamascusStory of a Bully 
 
II.CONCERNING BENEVOLENCE
:
Story illustrative of doing good to the EvilStory concerning FastingStory illustrative of Practical Charity Story of a Man and a Thirsty DogStory Apropos of NemesisStory of a Fool and a Fox Story of a Devout Miser Story of Hatim TaiStory of Hatim and the Messenger sent to kill him
 
Story illustrative of misdirected kindnessDiscourse concerning Kindness to Orphans 
III.CONCERNING LOVE:
 
Discourse concerning Constancy Story of a Dancer Story illustrating the Reality of LoveStory illustrative of PatienceStory of One who was Assiduous in Prayer Story of Sultan Mahmud and his Love for Ayaz Story of a Village Chief Story of a Fire-fly Story of a Moth and a Candle Another Story on the same Subject 
 
IV. CONCERNING HUMILITY:
Story of a RaindropStory illustrative of Pious Men regarding themselves with Contempt Story of Sultan Bayazid BustamiDiscourse on Conceit Story of the Darwesh and the Proud CadiStory of the Honey-seller Story illustrating the Forbearance of Good MenStory illustrating the Noble-mindedness of MenStory of a Kind Master and his Disobedient SlaveStory of Maruf Karchi and the Sick Traveller Story illustrating the Folly of the IgnobleStory of One who had a Little KnowledgeStory illustrating the Humility of the PiousStory illustrating the Value of Soft WordsStory illustrating the Wisdom of Feigning DeafnessStory illustrating Forbearance for the Sake of FriendsStory of Luqman, the Sage
 
V.CONCERNING RESIGNATION:
 
Story of a Soldier of IsfahanStory of the Doctor and the Villager Story of the Villager and his AssStory illustrating Luck Story of One who blamed his Destiny Story of a Darwesh and his WifeStory of a Vulture and a KiteStory of a Camel

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