Sa di

Here you will find the Poem Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 18 of poet Sa di

Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 18

A hermit, having been invited by a padshah, concluded that if he were to take some medicine to make himself weak he might perhaps enhance the opinion of the padshah regarding his merits. But it is related that the medicine was lethal so that when he partook of it he died.

 Who appeared to thee all marrow like a pistachio 
 Was but skin upon skin like an onion. 
 Devotees with their face towards the world 
 Say their prayers with their back to the Qiblah. 
 When a worshipper calls upon his God, 
 He must know no one besides God.