THE ENCLOSED GARDEN OF THE TRUTH, by SANÂ'Î )

THE ENCLOSED GARDEN OF THE TRUTH
by SANÂ'Π


EDITED AND TRANSLATED BY J. STEPHENSON









Title Page

Preface.
Abbreviations.
Introduction.
I.--Life of the Author.
II.--Manuscripts and Lithographs.
III.--History of the Text.
IV.--The Commentators.
V.--The HadÎqatu'l-haqîqat.
VI.--Sanâ'î's Preface.
The First Book of the Hadîqatu'-l-Haqîqat of Sanâ'î.
ON THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
ON THE ASSERTION OF THE UNITY.
ON GOD AS FIRST CAUSE.
ON PURITY OF HEART.
ON THE BLIND MEN AND THE AFFAIR OF THE ELEPHANT.
ON THE ABOVE ALLEGORY.
OF THOSE WHO HEED NOT.
ON THE STEPS OF ASCENT.
ON THE PROTECTION AND GUARDIANSHIP OF GOD.
THE PARABLE OF THOSE WHO GIVE ALMS.
ON THE CAUSE OF OUR MAINTENANCE.
OF THE RIGHT GUIDANCE
ON THE SURRENDER OF THE SELF.
IN HIS MAGNIFICATION.
ON THE EARNEST STRIVING.
OF THE TRAVELLER ON THE PATH.
ON BEING SILENT.
THE PARABLE OF THOSE WHO HEED NOT.
THE PARABLE OF THE EYE OF THE SQUINT-EYED.
AGAIN THE PARABLE OF THOSE WHO HEED NOT.
IN PRAISE OF HIS OMNIPOTENCE.
ON THE PROVERBS AND ADMONITIONS 'POVERTY IS BLACKNESS OF THE FACE' (THE RECITAL OF PROVERBS IS THE BEST OF DISCOURSES) AND 'THE WORLD IS A HOUSE OF DEPARTURE AND CHANGING AFFAIRS AND MIGRATION.'
ON THE NEED OF GOD, AND INDEPENDENCE OF ALL BESIDE HIM.
ON SELF-ABASEMENT AND HUMILITY.
ON THE JUSTICE OF THE PRINCE AND THE SECURITY OF HIS SUBJECTS.
ON CELEBRATING THE PRAISE OF GOD.
CONCERNING THE PIOUS DISCIPLE AND THE GREAT MASTER.
CONCERNING THE HOUSE OF DECEPTION.
ON GIVING THANKS.
ON HIS WRATH AND HIS KINDNESS.
ON HIS, OMNISCIENCE, AND HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE MINDS OF MEN.
CONCERNING HIS BENEFICENCE,--AND VERILY HE IS THE PROVIDER OF PROVISIONS.
A STORY.
A STORY.
ON THE DESIRE FOR GOD.
ON AFFECTION AND ISOLATION.
ON RENUNCIATION AND STRENUOUS ENDEAVOUR.
ON FOLLOWING THE PATH OF THE HEREAFTER.
OF THE LEARNED MAN AND THE FOOL.
A STORY.
ON TRUST IN GOD.
ON THE TRUST IN GOD SHOWN BY OLD WOMEN.
ON THE KALIMA.
ON THE INTERPRETATION OF THE DREAM.
ON DREAMS OF VESSELS AND GARMENTS.
ON DREAMS OF HANDICRAFTSMEN.
ON DREAMS OF BEASTS.
ON DREAMS OF WILD ANIMALS.
ON DREAMS OF LIGHTS AND STARS.
ON THE INCOMPATIBILITY OF THE TWO ABODES.
THE PARABLE OF THE SCHOOLBOYS.
ON STRIVING IN GOD'S PATH.
ON CHARITY AND GIFTS.
OF THE STORY OF QAIS IBN `ÂSIM.
ON INTIMATE FRIENDSHIP AND ATTACHMENT.
HE WHO IS INDIFFERENT TO THE WORLD FINDS A KINGDOM THAT SHALL NOT WANE. (Qur. 20:118)
ON THE ASCETICISM OF THE ASCETIC.
ON THE LOVE OF THE WORLD AND THE MANNER OF THE PEOPLE OF IT.
OF ADDRESSES TO GOD, AND SELF-ABASEMENT, AND HUMILITY.
ON THE PARTICIPATION OF THE HEART IN PRAYER.
ON FAILURE TO PRAY ARIGHT
ON LAUD AND PRAISE.
ON POVERTY AND PERPLEXITY.
ON BEING GLAD IN GOD MOST HIGH, AND HUMBLING ONESELF BEFORE HIM
ON HIS KINDNESS AND BOUNTY.
ON TURNING TO GOD.
HE WHO TRUSTS IN HIS SUBMISSION SUFFERS A MANIFEST HURT.
ON DEVOTION TO GOD.
OF HIS MERCY.
OF HIM WHO FEEDS ME AND GIVES ME DRINK.
OF THE MULTITUDE; THEY ARE LIKE CATTLE--NAY. THEY ARE MORE ERRING.
ON THE DESIRE FOR GOD
ON HIS DECREE AND ORDINANCE AND HIS CREATIVE POWER.
TO REMEMBER THE WORDS OF THE ALL-KNOWING LORD
ON THE GLORY OF THE QUR'ÂN.
OF THE RECITAL OF THE SECRET OF THE QUR'ÂN.
IN THE RECITAL OF THE MIRACLE WROUGHT BY THE QUR'ÂN.
OF THE GUIDANCE OF THE QUR'ÂN.
ON THE GREATNESS OF THE QUR'ÂN,--VERILY IT CONSISTS NOT IN ITS DIVISION INTO 'TENS' AND 'FIVES.'
ON THE ALLEGATIONS BROUGHT FORWARD BY THE WORD OF GOD.
ON THE SWEETNESS. OF THE QUR'ÂN.
ON THE HEARING OF THE QUR'ÂN.
THE COMPARISON OF THE CREATION OF ADAM AND OF JESUS SON OF MARY (ON BOTH OF WHOM BE PEACE!).
TO COMMEMORATE THE PROPHETS IS BETTER THAN SPEAKING OF FOOLS.


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