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Sufi Quotes Sufi Tales

A Gift For You – Rumi

You’ve no idea how hard I’ve looked for a gift to bring You. nothing seemed right. What’s the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the Ocean. Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient. It’s no good giving my heart and my soul because you already […]

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Zen Stories

Finding a Diamond

Gudo was the emperor’s teacher of his time. Nevertheless, he used to travel alone as a wandering mendicant. Once when he was on his was to Edo, the cultural and political center of the shogunate, he approached a little village named Takenaka. It was evening and a heavy rain was falling. Gudo was thoroughly wet. […]

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Sufi Tales

The Story Of Mullah Nasruddin And Assumptions

A certain man asked the famous Mulla Nasrudin, “What is the meaning of fate?” Mulla replied, “Assumptions.” “In what way?” the man asked again. Mulla looked at him and said, “You assume things are going to go well and when they do not, you call that bad luck. You assume things are going to go […]

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Aesop's Fables

The Wolf and the Kid

There was once a little Kid whose growing horns made him think he was a grown-up Billy Goat and able to take care of himself. So one evening when the flock started home from the pasture and his mother called, the Kid paid no heed and kept right on nibbling the tender grass. A little […]