“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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‘When you are most convinced: that is the time to use caution about your certainty.’
Make sure that you really want to learn before you complain of the teaching. Remember the words of St. Augustine: “Make me chaste and continent – but not yet!”
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OPTIMIST AND PESSIMIST
Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information.
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