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Some stories-basically sufi stories which might interest you
Japanese people like to eat fresh fish. However it’s not an easy job to find so much fishes near Japanese coasts. Accordingly fishermen began to sail to huge distances by making big boats. As this took a lot time, they came with stale fishes. They made cold store-rooms in their boats to solve this problem.
Now they were able to sail over distances and to fish as much as they want. But tastes of fresh fish and frozen fish were not the same.
At this time fishermen made big aquariums in their boats. Even though fishes didn’t feel as they felt in a sea, they would reach the coast safely. But these didn’t replace fresh fishes for the Japanese. Fishermen again began to think about carrying the fresh fish.
And eventually they had found what they were seeking. How? Simply. They put a shark into the aquarium. Though shark ate some of the fishes, others remained lively and alive…
It is understandable by this example that people should come close to problems rather than running away from them. Try to recognize and subordinate your problems. Be decisive. Struggle with your problems. Throw a shark into your brain. You would see what you are capable of.
Posted by Easterndoor on March 17, 2012
One of the most prominent Sheikhs of all time once said:
- I always set a goal to disappoint those who wanted to be my apprentices. I always was late to meetings. I was lazy and forgetful. I had a custom not to do, even though I had promised to demonstrate some exercises or to share some secrets.
And now let’s just look what would be if I matched the expectations of apprentices. Apprentice would be so satisfied of the confidence of themselves – that they are given something that others are deprived of – that this confidence would merely increase their pride.
Those who survived the disappointment like this and didn’t leave, become able to feel the motion of pride on themselves. Disappointment can’t exist without the existence of expectations. On the Sufism way all the expectations are being destroyed: “Foretaste of apricot moderates the influence of its real taste.”
Posted by Easterndoor on February 1, 2012
Once a wise man, in front of students, took a big glass jug and filled it with big stones. Then he asked students if the jug was full or not. Everyone confirmed that it was full.
In that case wise man took a little box with little stones and poured them into the jug. Then shook the jug a little. Little stones moved in the jug and filled little spaces. Then he asked again if the jug was full or not. “It is full” – Students confirmed again.
At last wise man took a box with sand in it and poured it into the jug. Definitely sand filled the little spaces which remained in the jug.
“Now?” – wise man appealed to the students.
“I’d like you to know the life with this jug. Bigger stones show important things in your life: your family, your loved ones, your health, your children – things which would be able to fill your life even if other things were not in your life. Less stones show less important thing like your job, your apartment, your house or your car. Sand symbolize slender things, bustles. If you filled your jug with sand at first, then there wouldn’t be space for bigger stones. Also if you waste all your energy to less important things, you wouldn’t have any for valuable things. So pay attention to important things at first, find time for your children and beloved ones, take care of yourselves. You would have enough time for your work, for house, for celebrations and etc. Look after you bigger stones – only they have the price, others are only sand.”
Posted by Easterndoor on December 9, 2011
There was a respectful master surrounded with students. The master was an erudite person and it was thought that master knows answers to all questions.
Once the most skillful of the students began to think: Is there any question which master wouldn’t be able to answer?
He thought a little and found a question which for his opinion master wouldn’t be able to answer. His idea was to hold a butterfly on his palm and ask master if the butterfly on his palm was dead or alive?
“If master answered dead I would let butterfly to fly. If master answered alive I would squeeze the butterfly and it would be dead. In both situations master would be wrong.” – thought the student.
He caught a butterfly and went straight to the master. With happy face he asked master: Master, is the butterfly I have palmed dead or is it alive? He was happy because of the thought that master can’t answer. However Master even didn’t turn to him and answered:
Everything is in your hands.
Posted by Easterndoor on November 19, 2011
Four candles were lighting the house.The house was so quiet that their speech was audible.
The first candle began to talk: My name is Peace. Nobody wants me to light more and I know that I will be extinguished. A little later its light reduced and extinguished.
The second candle began to talk: My name is Belief. Nobody sees me as a necessary one. Accordingly nobody in need of me.Thus Its light reduced and extinguished.
The third candle began to talk: My name is Love. I haven’t got any power to light more. People have thrown me away. They didn’t see my necessity and forgot to love even those people who are close to them. Its light reduced and extinguished.
Suddenly a child entered the room. He was sad because of the extinguished 3 candles. “You had to light till the end” – He said. He couldn’t find matches and became sadder.Fourth candle turned to him and said: Don’t cry I’m still lighting,take me and we would be able to light the others.With bright and happy eyes child took the candle and lit others.
“Who are you ?” – asked Peace, Belief and Love.
“My name is Hope” – answered last candle.
Posted by Easterndoor on November 18, 2011
Once upon a time father and son were traveling with their donkey on the dusty roads of the city.Father was traveling on the donkey and the son was walking on foot.
“Oh,poor boy” – said a man on the street – “His tiny feet hardly can reach you.How can you so lazily sit when you see that the boy is tired.”
Father became very sad and when they passed the turn he descended and told his son to mount the donkey.
A little bit later another man came across to them.
“Oh,what a shame?! The little one is sitting on the donkey like a Shah and his poor,old father runs after him.”
The son became sad because of these words and asked his father to sit behind him.
“Oh,good people,have you ever seen such a scene?! They torture the animal.Poor donkey can’t bear it,however the old and young slackers sitting on it like it is a sofa.Poor creature”
Without any response they went away and got off the donkey. Although they couldn’t overcome the long distance another person began to laugh at them.
“Why doesn’t your donkey do anything? It doesn’t give any benefit and even doesn’t take anyone of you on its back.”
The father put his arm on his son’s shoulder and said:
“Whatever we do undoubtedly there would be a person who doesn’t agree with us.I think we have to decide how will we travel ourselves”
Posted by Easterndoor on November 6, 2011