Sadi's Gulistan, or The Rose Garden, is both one of the best known of the Sufi classics and a major work of Persian literature. From its creation in first half of the 13 century, this work has attained popularity in the east which is unsurpassed. To this day it is quoted by schoolchildren and scholars alike. Like all Sufi materials, Sadi's Rose Garden contains information, and is formulated, to gain acceptance in the culture in which it is projected -- and is an instrument of enlightenment and experience. It is not for nothing that people say, "Har Iafz-i-Sadi, Haftad-o-do mani" (each word of Sadi has 72 meanings).