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4/20/07

Happy Saadi Day: Oneness of mankind

 

TEHRAN, April 20 (Mehr News Agency) -- April 21 marks the National Saadi Day in which Iranians commemorate Sheikh Moleh od-Din Saadi (c. 1213-1291), one of the greatest figures in classical Persian literature.

 

 

Oneness of mankind

 

All Adam’s race are members of one frame;

Since all, at first, from the same essence came.

 

When by hard fortune one limb is oppressed,

The other members lose their wonted rest:

 

If thou feel’st not for others’ misery,

A son of Adam is no name for thee.

 

From Saadi’s The Gulistan (The Rose Garden) translated by Edward B. Eastwick

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