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Kitāb-i mustaṭāb-i Kullīyāt-i (Collection of works from Hakim Sanai) contains poetic works of Abu al-Majd Majdud ibn Adam Sanai Ghaznwai (died circa ). Hakim Sanai. Those unable to grieve, or to speak of their love, or to be grateful, those who can’t remember God as the source of everything,. might be described. Browse through Hakim Sanai’s poems and quotes. 0 poems of Hakim Sanai. Still I Rise, The Road Not Taken, If You Forget Me, Dreams, Annabel Lee. Hakim.

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samai You were made for work: He died around He was connected to the Ghaznavid dynastic courts as a literary person whose patrons were state officials, military men, scholars, and the like.

The work concludes with a brief biography of Sanai. For the village in Nepal see, see Sanai, Nepal.

Hakim Sanai: The Walled Garden of Truth

Rise, have done with fairy tales; leave your base passions, and come to me. Knowing what you know, be serene also, like the mountain; and do not be distressed by misfortune. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This particular collection is arranged by its genres and forms, aanai as ghazals, masnavis, qasidas, and others and by religious, mystical, ethical, philosophical, and courtly themes concerning God, mysticism, love, humankind, divine knowledge, ideas, and courtly culture.

Hemenway’s translation appears in The Hajim of Everything: In His presence, silence is the gift of tongues.

Hakim Sanai | Sufi Teachings

Never stand still on the path become non-existent. How will you ever have riches if you are idle sixty days a month?

It is better to be silent then to talk nonsense like one of the learned; faith is not woven into every garment. According to Major T. The body is dark — the heart is shining bright; the body is mere compost — the heart a blooming garden. Bruise your self for months and years on end; leave it for dead, and when you have done with it, you will have reached eternal life.


Bring all of yourself to his door: To non-existence mosque and church are one; to a shadow, heaven and hell likewise. There is no place to go; how will you leap? Silence is praise — have done with speech; your chatter will only bring you harm and sorrow — have done!

Abhinav Publications, When he admits you to his presence ask from him nothing other than himself, When he has chosen you for a friend, you have seen all that there is to see. What real merit or punishment can there be?

Why do you lie that you are drunk? You have no foot.

For close to years The Walled Garden of Truth has been consistently read as samai classic and employed as a Sufi textbook. We tried reasoning our way to Him: His means for this awakening is surrender to God, his poetry has been called “the essential fragrance of the path of love”. Break free from your chains you have forged about yourself; for you will be free when you are free of clay. Notable early Notable modern Singers.

Hakim Sanai: The Walled Garden of Truth – Stillness Speaks

Man and his reason are just the latest ripening plants in his garden. Stop weaving a net about yourself: Sanai is considered to be the first to compose qasida odeghazal lyricand masnavi rhymed couplet poems in Persian, and he is famous for his homiletic poetry and role in the development of early mystical literature.

Lose yourself, and the hell of your heart becomes a heaven. You have to realize that it is his guidance that keeps you on the path and not your own strength.

These words were like an earthquake to Hakim Sanai, because he knew they were true.


Dedicated to Bahram Shahthe work expresses the poet’s ideas on God, love, philosophy and reason. Bosworth, The Later Ghaznavids He knows what is sahai your heart; or he made your heart along with your clay; but if you think that he knows in the same way that you do, then you are stuck like a donkey in your own mud.

Integral to this was love without which we are all lost and separated from God. He knows only his hands and feet, how should he know about God? Institution Library of Congress. Sufi poetryWisdom Literature. Sanai was included in the expeditionary force to chronicle events. Knowledge without serenity is an unlit candle; together they are honey-comb; honey without wax is a noble thing; wax without honey is only fit for burning.

Most of his early works were written Whatever befalls you, misfortune or fortune, is unalloyed blessing; the attendant evil a fleeing shadow.

Remain unmoved by hope and fear. The man was Lai Khur and Sanai stopped to admonish him. This attack caused Sanai a shock as he realized that the old drunk was speaking the truth. Apply yourself, hand and foot, to the search; but when you reach the sea, stop talking of the stream. At one time, Persian was a common cultural language of sanal of the non-Arabic Islamic world.

Hope and fear drive fortune from your door; lose yourself, and they will be no more. He hits out at human hypocrisy and folly; [9]. As Sanai was passing by, he heard Lai Khur loudly proclaim a toast to the blindness of the Sultan for samai choosing to attack India, when there was so much beauty in Ghazna.