Study of Beelzebub's Tales




41 The Bokharian Dervish Hadji-Asvatz-Troov


“‘This science which until now has taken the place of my faithful mother, has today for the first time failed me, and in me at the present moment, there is indescribable grief.


“‘For today, I can still reconcile myself to this exceedingly great misfortune of mine, but what will be tomorrow—I cannot even picture to myself.


“‘And if I can still somehow reconcile myself today, it is only because I very well remember the words of our ancient great prophet “Issi-Noora” who said that “an individual is not responsible for his manifestations only when in death agony.”