Department of Sufic Studies
Sheikh Saadi of Shiraz
Bostan of Saadi (The Orchard), Books I and II by Sheikh Saadi of
Shiraz, Barlas Mirza Aqil-Hussain (Translator)
Saadi's Bostan is one of the
greatest of all Sufi Classics. Together with his Gulistan, these two books
are regarded as supreme accomplishments of both literature and Sufi thought.
They contain a richness of material and beauty of poetry which are almost
unparalleled. The Bostan is a mine of proverbs, quotations and practical
wisdom. But like the Gulistan (The Rose Garden) it contains far more than
moralistic aphorisms and teaching stories. The Bostan is recognized
by eminent Sufis as containing the whole range of the deepest Sufi knowledge
which can be committed to writing.
Rose Garden (Gulistan) of Saadi by Saadi, Omar Ali-Shah (Translator)