. 284 nature, penetrating all material'and spiritual beings, and this is called aikdb,1 " vicissitude." With the philosophers nature is the noble part of bodies, and Sajani stated, the penetrating nature in spirits indi- cates and signifies that there is one divine Being, and the rest nothing else but shadows. Finally, there is an essence of life, which the philosophers call haytili, " the first principle of every thing mate- 61 rial," and the Sufis call it enka. SECTION III.—OF SOME OF THE SAINTS AMONG THE. MODERNS, AND OF THE SUFIS, WHOM THE AUTHOR OF THIS WORK HAS KNOWN. The God-devoted lord Mawlana shah Badakhshi', when he had come from his accustomed abode to India, by the assistance of God was received among the disciples of Shah Mir of the Kadari lineage, who had chosen his residence in the royal capital of La- hore, and acquired great knowledge by his studies.