Letters addressed to
Ináyat Allàh Khán*.


Yesterday when Abūl Vafá* was present a simple dervish came there and asked for something for his family. I said, “What has the dervish to do with (worldly) desires? He should be free from the desires of this world and should have nothing with him (i.e., be poor in worldly things)”. People cry, ‘A dervish, a dervish*’; but they do not know who is a dervish and what is his business. (Verse) “The world is a mirror of imagination and the people thereof are the worshippers of this mirror. People imitate passions and say, ‘It is for God’.” O God! awaken us from the sleep of negligence. Amen! amen! amen!