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European engraving of a Bektashi dervish, 1868. Click for larger image.
The Alphabet of Dervishes

To know yourself to be a Pir.
To sow everywhere science.
To water with the water of good taste.
To thresh on the floor of abstinence.
To walk with a decent air.
To do service.
To be aired with the wind of desire.
To measure with the measure of life.
To grind on the mill of love.
To bake in the oven of patience.