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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)

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