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Agree or disagree or what ?....

Feb 08, 2003 04:08 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen

Hi all of you,

Here is a little piece, which maybe could be of some help to Katinka and Wry and a few others...:


Four people were given a piece of money.
The first was a Persian. He said: 'I will buy with this some angur.'
The second was an Arab. He said: 'No, because I want inab.'
The third was Turk. He said: 'I do not want inab, I want uzum.'
The fourth was a Greek. He said: 'I want stafil.'
Because they did not know what lay behind the names of things, these four started to fight. 

They had information but no knowledge.

One man of wisdom present could have reconciled them all, saying: 'I can fulfil the needs of all of you, with one and the same piece of money. If you honestly give me your trust, your one coin will become as four; and four at odds will become as one united.'

Such a man would know that each in his own language wanted the same thing, grapes.

- taken from the sufi Jalal-Uddin Rumi (d.1273)

Sufis know what grapes really are. The ignorant will have to find out...

Feel free to comment or do your best...

M. Sufilight

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