Acts of the spiritual wayfarer

Men say the dumb are those who are deprived of thee blessing for talk, thy say wrong for the dumb listen to idle talk,

ye of which is dumb has no need to interfere religious acts with idle talk.

Ye of which invest in idle talk are losing a great fortune while those who do not may have time for prayer, worship and fasting.

Eating little shall satisfy thy stomachs for they can never be satisfied until deprived of the too much they take.

Drink in little but enough and do the same acts for the stomach for the worst vessel the men fill is the stomach.

Ye shall become spiritual wayfarers by eating, drinking and talking whence only needed.

By Mehdi Shah