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So Called Dragon Slayer – Sufi Tale By James Fadiman and Robert Frager

So Called Dragon Slayer

A so-called dragon hunter went to the mountains to trap a dragon. He searched the mountains and finally discovered the frozen body of a great dragon in a cave high up one of the tallest peaks. The man brought the body to Baghdad. He claimed he slew the dragon single-handed and...
Sultan and the Sheikh – Sufi Story By James Fadiman and Robert Frager

Sultan and the Sheikh

Many years ago the sultan of the Ottoman Empire visited one of the great sheikhs of Istanbul. He was deeply impressed with the wisdom and sincerity of the sheikh and began coming regularly to the sheikh's gatherings. After some time the sultan said, I have come to love you and your teachings. If there is ever anything you want or need, please ask me and I will provide it for you if it is in my power...
Dervish and the Money – Spiritual Story By James Fadiman and Robert Frager

Dervish and the Money

A dervish was praying silently. A wealthy merchant, observing the dervish's devotion and sincerity, was deeply touched by him. The merchant offered the drevish a bag of gold. I know you will use the money for God's sake. Please take it. Just a moment, the dervish replied. I'm not sure if it is lawful for me to take your money. Are you...
In the Hands of God – Sufi Story By James Fadiman and Robert Frager

In the Hands of God

One day, the caliph Omar met a group of people who were sitting around doing nothing. He asked them who they were. We are of those who put their affairs in the hands of God, and we trust in God, they replied. Indeed you do not! he retorted. You...