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17870Re: Nasrudin the Wise Idiot

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  • walto
    Sep 5, 2011
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      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@...> wrote:
      > Usually we share the Mullah Nassrudin tales
      > without commentary, but for this one, let's
      > say that the "wheat grains" represent spiritual
      > methods and concepts and perhaps even experiences.
      > What then does this story teach? BTW, In the Sufi tradition,
      > there are 7 levels of understanding in all these stories.
      > Enjoy!
      > At the mill, which all the local villagers
      > shared, Hamza the miller caught Nasruddin
      > taking handfuls of wheat from his neighbors'
      > sacks and putting them into his. Hamza was
      > furious and started shouting,
      > "What do you think you are doing‽"
      > "I am an idiot," said Nasruddin nonchalantly,
      > "I do whatever comes into my head at the time."
      > "You don't say‽" snarled Hamza. "Then why don't
      > you take some grain from your own sack and
      > put it into others'?"
      > "Sir, I am just an average, ordinary fool,"
      > Nasruddin replied calmly. "I would have to be a
      > complete moron to do something that stupid."
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      I think I agree with what I take to be your point above. Of course, for one to get something from other people's methods, first there have to BE other people!



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