Tuesday, June 16, 2009

we are limbs to each other

Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.

- Saʿdī, medieval mystical poet, native of Shiraz, Iran translating the Prophet Mohammad

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