Common sense, straight thinking and evolution are not typically associated with religion or spirituality. But it’s scattered throughout this new Large Print Edition of The Sufis by Idries Shah. Not simply Islamic mystics or “hairy-footed metaphysicians”, the Sufis and their teachings took many forms to suit the time, place and people. Surprisingly, their many insights anticipate current social scientific research. Shah’s groundbreaking book has an uncanny atmosphere: mysterious and yet curiously familiar. It’s filled with major historical figures and “secret” societies who were influenced by these remarkable people. It solves ancient lingering puzzles, only to introduce new deeper ones: not for amusement, but as something to work through or grow through. The Sufis adapted themselves to prevailing circumstances throughout history. Could their ancient practical philosophy help us make the necessary changes to solve today’s seemingly intractable problems; and even help us go beyond?
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One of the most poignant & powerful Eastern tales , told & retold in caravanserais, souqs; dhows floating over the Arabian Sea. Touched by the magic of raw imagination, with power to alter one’s thinking processes & to consider what we know in new ways. https://bit.ly/2RkIt7X
I’d like to draw attention to this remarkably moving story by an impressively resilient young man, Duke Tate. https://www.instagram.com/p/B5pMC4XJnFz/?igshid=1cyoxra7w21sg
Nasrudin moved into a new house. The postman called and said: 'I hope that you are satisfied with the mail deliveries.' 'More than satisfied,' said Nasrudin, 'and, in fact, from tomorrow you may double my order.'
The Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin
Why early education in the mother tongue or bilingually is so important: "Socially and educationally, the child learns faster through [the mother tongue] than through an unfamiliar language" https://www.herald.co.zw/learning-in-mother-tongue-beneficial-for-ecd-pupils/
Q: What is a fundamental mistake of man's?
A: To think that he is alive, when he has merely fallen asleep in life's waiting-room.