“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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It is “hard to think of a greater injustice than living over twenty-five years less because you are poor.” Oxfam Report, 2019 https://t.co/uEslklUqs7
Any society which enjoins its members to adhere to both of these (politeness and truth) is a fraud. #sufism
Our challenge is to ensure for people everywhere, of all ages, healthy lives and a quality education that promotes lifelong learning. https://t.co/aY20fMMrtu
CREATING A LEARNING SOCIETY A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress A gap in knowledge is what separates developed from less-developed countries, not just a gap in resources or output. https://t.co/P8vMsxw1CR
there's a logic to natural things superior to ours. like the dichotomy in law: innocent til proven guilty vs guilty til proven innocent; what Nature does is rigorous til proven otherwise; what humans & science do is flawed til proven otherwise. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile