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A Death Is Indicated – Spiritual Story By Idres Shah

A Death Is Indicated

There was once a dervish who had sixty disciples who he had taught as well as he could, and decided that the time had come for them to have a new experience. He told them that they must go on a long journey, and that something -- he knew not what -- would happen while they were on it. Those who had absorbed enough to enter this stage, he told them, would be able to go and remain with him on this journey. He told them that they all had to memorize the phrase, "I must die instead of...
The Tales of the Sands – Sufi Parable By Idres Shah

The Tales of the Sands

A stream, from its source in far-off mountains, passing through every kind and description of countryside, at last reached the sands of the desert. Just as it had crossed every other barrier, the stream tried to cross this one, but it found that as fast as it ran into the sand, its waters disappeared. It was convinced, however, that its destiny was to cross this desert, and yet there was no way. Now a hidden voice, coming from the desert itself, whispered...