"Man is like a fertile land, hiding beneficial water deep down. If you dig a well you can reach it and benefit from it. Otherwise it remains hidden."
Born in Iranian Kurdistan, Ostad Elahi (1895-1974) was a spiritual guide, a philosopher, a great jurist and a world-renowned musician, who dedicated his life to a search for the Truth. Raised among important spiritual figures, from a very young age he focused on meditation and asceticism, removing himself from material concerns. But at twenty-five he decided to distance himself from theoretical and classical mysticism, feeling the need to relate his ethical principles to everyday life, and to apply the notions of Truth, Good and Justice that guided him to society. And so, he became a magistrate. For over thirty years Ostad Elahi searched for a balance between individual and collective rights.
This book, curated by his son Bahram Elahi, is a collection of over 301 principles of universal wisdom: 301 fragments of Truth to encourage anyone aspiring to a life in line with their human needs, to practice meditation.