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2973.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام - لِعَبدِ اللَّهِ بنِ عبّاسٍ رحمةُ اللَّهِ علَيهِ وكانَ يقولُ : ما انتَفَعتُ بكلامٍ بَعدَ كلامِ رسولِ اللَّهِ صلى اللَّه عليه وآله كانتِفاعِي بهذا الكلامِ - : أمّا بَعدُ، فإنَّ المَرءَ قد يَسُرُّهُ دَرْكُ ما لَم يَكُن لِيَفُوتَهُ ، ويَسُوؤهُ فَوتُ ما لَم يَكُن لِيُدرِكَهُ ، فَليَكُن سُرُورُكَ بما نِلتَ مِن آخِرَتِكَ ، وليَكُنْ أسَفُكَ على‏ ما فاتَكَ مِنها.1

2973.Imam Ali (AS) said to Abdallah b. Abbas, 'I have not benefited from any saying after the sayings of the Prophet, apart from this one, 'Verily man feels happy when he manages to grasp something that he was about to miss, and he is saddened when he misses something that he would never had received. So let your happiness lie in all that you can seize of the Hereafter, and let your regret lie in all that which passes you by of it.' 2

1.نهج البلاغة : الكتاب‏۲۲ .

2.Nahj al-Balagha, Letter ۲۲

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