A Mullah Nassr Eddin Quote

” I’ll have you hanged,” said a cruel and ignorant king,  who had heard of Nassr Eddin’s powers, “if you don’t  prove that you are a mystic.”

“I see strange things,” said Nassr Eddin at once;  “a golden bird in the sky, demons under the earth.”

“How can you see through solid objects?  How can  you see far into the sky?”

“Fear is all you need.”

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4 Responses to A Mullah Nassr Eddin Quote

  1. Colin Ford says:

    Hello Steve. Just recently for some reason I was moved to look up sayings of the Mulla Nasruddin (I used to have Idries Shah’s book but lost it along the way) and then I went on to looking at books from the Golden Sufi website about Sufism. (My meditation teacher once lent me Irena Tweedie’s book “Daugher of Fire”.) And from there my thoughts turned to you and the long talks we used to have in Newtown so long ago. The last time we talked was in 1990 I think and I’d love to catch up if you’d like to. Regards, Colin

    • stavr0s says:

      Wow! Colin Ford…..of course I’d love to catch up. I’ll write you a separate email. It’s strange how synchronicity works because I was thinking about you – out of the blue – just the other day and how you and Petrina were kind to us by looking after our kids when Jane and I went to the Gurdjieff group meetings in Sydney. Now a comment from you on my blog. So, yes…I’d love to connect again 🙂

      • Colin Ford says:

        A favorite story for me was one I heard at an Insight Meditation retreat a few years ago.

        Nasrudin went into a bank that he did not usually use and asked to withdraw a large sum of money from his account. The bank clerk was naturally suspicious and asked him politely:
        “Have you any means of identifying yourself?”

        Nasrudin reached down into the pockets of his long cloak and found an ornate mirror. He held the mirror up and looked studiously into it and exclaimed to the clerk:

        “Yes, that’s me all right.”

  2. Mozelle says:

    An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a coworker who was doing a little research on this.

    And he actually ordered me breakfast simply because
    I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword this….
    Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about
    this issue here on your website.

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