Humility: Sa’adi of Shiraz

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A raindrop, dripping from a cloud,
Was ashamed when it saw the sea.
‘Who am I where there is a sea?’, it said.
When it saw itself with the eye of humility
A shell nurtured it in its embrace.

Sa’adi of Shiraz 13th century

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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