Tag: Mulla Nasrudin


Hidden Depths

One day Mulla Nasrudin was in the market and saw birds for sale at five hundred reals each. My bird, he thoguht, which is larger than any of these...


Keeping the Tigers Away – Spiritual Story By Idries Shah

Keeping the Tigers Away

Nasrudin was throwing handfuls of crumbs around his house. What are you doing? someone asked him. Keeping the tigers away. But there are no tigers in these parts. That's right. Effective, isn't...


The Fool – Sufi Story By Idries Shah

The Fool

A philosopher, having made an appointment to dispute with Nasrudin, called and found him away from home. Infuriated, he picked up a peice of chalk and wrote Stupid...


Four In A Bed – Sufi Story By Houman Farzad

Four In A Bed

After his wife died, Mulla Nasrudin married a widow. But things did not go smoothly because Mulla constantly talked about his former wife and the woman constantly talked about...


What Has Gone Before – Sufi Story By Idries Shah

What Has Gone Before

In a dark alleyway an agile pickpocket tried to snatch Mulla Nasrudin's purse. Nasrudin was too quick for him, and there was a violent struggle. Eventually Nasrudin got this...


The Innocent Thief – Spiritual Story By Houman Farzad

The Innocent Thief

Mulla Nasrudin's donkey was stolen from its stable one night. The next morning, whenMulla found out that he had been robbed, he began searching for the donkey, asking the...


Compass – Spiritual Story By Houman Farzad

Compass

Someone brought a compass that he had found and asked Mulla Nasrudin if he knew what it was. Mulla looked at the compass and began to cry. A few...


Upstairs Downstairs – Sufi Story By Houman Farzad

Upstairs Downstairs

A beggar knocked on Mulla Nasrudin's door. Mulla opened the window from upstairs and said: What do you want? Come down here and I'll tell you, said the beggar. Mulla...