Persian poet who lived in Ghazni between the 11th the walled garden of truth pdf and the 12th century in what is now Afghanistan. He died between 1131 and 1141.
Sanai was a Sunni Muslim. Persian mystical epic of Sufism. Dedicated to Bahram Shah, the work expresses the poet’s ideas on God, love, philosophy and reason. For close to 900 years The Walled Garden of Truth has been consistently read as a classic and employed as a Sufi textbook.
Sufi teachers — Sanai, Attar, Jalaluddin Rumi. To Sanai common religion was only habit and ritual.
Sanai’s poetry had a tremendous influence upon Persian literature. Rumi acknowledged Sanai and Attar as his two great inspirations, saying, “Attar is the soul and Sanai its two eyes, I came after Sanai and Attar. It will be swept along, as in a boat, asleep.