Exalted son, one day His Majesty (Sháh Jehán) said privately to Dárá Shekūh,* “You should not be ill-disposed to and suspicious of the royal grandees.* You should treat all of them with favour and kindness and not listen to the words of the selfish and the liars against them. Because this advice will be one day useful to you.” As my heart warms towards you, I write to you what I ought not to write. To shew hypocrisy to worthy people is to spoil the business.