This beautiful anthology by Idries Shah’s daughter Saira is a masterful introduction to his vast body of work and a fresh perspective on Sufism. It contains chapters on the jokester sage Mulla Nasrudin, poetry, proverbs, teaching stories and more. Shah “argued that human beings, while capable of the most sublime capacities, choose to live on a plan far below their potential. Chained by the commanding self – a mixture of laziness, greed, fear and prejudice – they are driven on, harnessed and shackled by their own nature, fleeing from truth, from the exaltation and beauty that should be theirs.” Highly Recommended!