The gnostics' hearts with eyes are blestby Sahl al- Tustari
English version by Martin Lings
Original Language Persian/Farsi
The gnostics' hearts with eyes are blest
That see what other see'ers see not;
And tongues whose discourse is of secrets
Beyond the recording angels' ken,
And wings that all unfeathered fly
To His dominion, Lord of the Worlds.
We have inherited the draught,
Sciences of hidden secret,
Rarer than all lore of old.
Their samples speak for them as signs
And nullify impostors' claims.
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