Compare 07/08/2013

Tom's picture

The beloved of the Almighty are the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich.
  -Saadi, poet (1184-1291)

P.1662 - §4 (148:6.2)  My Father in heaven loves the poor just as much as the rich; he is no respecter of persons.

P.2093 - §2 (196:2.8)  Jesus blessed the poor because they were usually sincere and pious; he condemned the rich because they were usually wanton and irreligious. He would equally condemn the irreligious pauper and commend the consecrated and worshipful man of wealth.

Abū-Muhammad Muslih al-Dīn bin Abdallāh Shīrāzī, or simply Saadi, was one of the major Persian poets of the medieval period. He is not only famous in Persian-speaking countries, but has also been quoted in western sources. He is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the depth of his social and moral thoughts. Saadi is widely recognized as one of the greatest masters of the classical literary tradition.