Jump to content

sufi saying..very nice

Recommended Posts

Haji Bektash once related the following story:

A dervish once approached his master, Hoja Ahmad Yasawi, and asked him,"O

Master! Tell me what id the meaning of Oneness?" The saint did not answer but

only told the dervish to bring a big cube of sugar. After he brought it, Hoja

Ahmad Yasawi asked, "What is this?" "It is sugar my master," said the dervish.

Then the Hoja ordered him to break it into three pieces. The dervish did that

and Ahmad Yasawi asked, "What do the shapes of these pieces look like to you?"

The dervish said, "Well, this one looks like a camel, that one looks like a horse

and the last one looks like a man." The saint took the pieces and ground them

into power. He then asked the dervish, "What is it now?" The dervish replied, "It

is sugar, may master." Hoja Ahmad Yasawi then explained, "This is Oneness. We

are here today and we will be here tomorrow, no matter how our shapes change."

(Kitab al-Fawa'id, Advice #3)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...