“Pluck the cotton wool of heedlessness from the ear of awareness, so that the wisdom of dead men may reach your ear.” Saadi of Shiraz This unexpected, delicious, mind-stretching book is a basic study course by Idries Shah, the world’s most influential modern exponent of Sufi thought and practice. It contains a vast array of classical poetry, humour, Teaching-Stories, letters, lectures, questions and answers. These materials from Sufi sages and schools through the ages are not museum pieces. They have been selected for their relevance and usefulness to the people of today.
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Has it not occurred to you that, conversely, other people do not have your difficulties because they do not react as you do to what happens?
UNESCO/Idries Shah Foundation World Tales Short Story Competition 2020
Young teenagers from all over the globe are invited to write about challenges of today and tomorrow in the format of a short story, and share their perspectives.
The stupidest man I ever met had a favourite saying. It was: 'What do you think I am, stupid, or something?’
UNESCO & Idries Shah Foundation “World Tales” Short Story Competition https://goo.gl/fb/4eSFnJ