Adventures of Mulla Nasrudine
A certain famous Fakir was claiming in the village that he could teach an illiterate person to read by a lightning method.
Nasruddine stepped out of the crowd:
"Very well, teach me - now. The Fakir touched the Mullah's forehead, and said: "Now go home immediately and read a book". Half an hour later Nasrudine was back in the market-place, market place, clutching a book. The Fakir had gone on his way.
"Can you read now, Mulla? the people asked him. "Yes, I can read - but that is not the point. Where is that Charlatan?"
"How can he be a charlatan if he caused you to read without
‘ Reasonable people always see things in the same way,’
said the Khan of Samarkand to Nasrudine one day.
THOUGHTS FROM OMAR KHAYYAM
Religionists do not know Thy mercy as we know it.
I was a hawk. I flew from the secret world
Men's eyes are closed, like blindfold mill-oxen,
I am a mirror and, who looks in me-
Read what you should read. See what you should see.
Meditation of Rumi
There is no cause for fear. It is imagination, blocking you as
a wooden bolt holds the door.
Every thought has a parallel action.
Every prayer has a sound and a physical form.
The man of God is not as expert made by books.
First you were mineral, the vegetal, then man. You will be an angel, and you will pass beyond that too.
There are thousand forms of mind.
If the sea did not rise into the sky, where would the gardens get their life.
A totally wise man would cease to exist in the ordinary sense.
You make no spark by striking earth on flint.
To the ignorant, a gem seems an ordinary stone.