Bahadur Shah Zafar : calligraphy

‎Calligraphed scorpion, mid-19th c, attributed to Bahadur Shah Zafar:

‎It reads:

‎نیش عقرب نه از ره کینه است

‎ مقتضای طبیعتش این است

‎”Scorpion’s stinging is not out of aversion. It is [unintentionally] required by his nature.”

Via Prashant Keshavmurthy few years ago

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