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Thy Wish-Sufi Story by Osho

Thy Wish

Mulla Nasruddin and two other saints went for a pilgrimage to Mecca. They were passing through a village, it was the last phase of...
When You Are Not, You Are Divine - Sufi Story by Osho

When You Are Not, You Are Divine

There once was a great Sufi, Mulla Nasrudin. He was very afraid of death, as everyone is. One day, he heard that someone had died....
You Cannot Hide It From Yourself - Sufi Story by Osho

You Cannot Hide It From Yourself

Two disciples came to a master; they wanted to attain to truth. The master gave each of them a dove and told them 'Go...
People Are Just The Way You Are - Sufi Story by Osho

People Are Just The Way You Are

A man was sitting at the gate of a town, an old man. A rider stopped, a horse rider and asked him, "what are...
Let Him Be As God Wishes - Sufi Parable by Osho

Let Him Be As God Wishes

There is a story from Junnaid's life... Junnaid came to stay at a new village. He was a Sufi fakir, a great fakir. His...
Story of the Locksmith – Sufi Story By Idries Shah

Story of the Locksmith

Once there lived a metalworker, a locksmith, who was unjustly accused of crimes and was sentenced to a deep, dark prison. After he had been there awhile, his wife who loved him very much went to the King and beseeched him that she might at least give him a prayer rug so he could observe his five prostrations every day. The King considered that a lawful request, so he...
The Cat Is Wet – Spiritual Story By Idries Shah

The Cat Is Wet

Nasrudin took a job as watchman. His master called him and asked whether it was raining. I have to go see the Sultan, and the dye on my favourite cloak is not fast. If it is raining, it will be ruined. Now, Nasrudin was very lazy; and, besides, he prided himself upon being a master of deduction. The cat had just streaked in...
The Shortcut – Spiritual Story By Idries Shah

The Shortcut

Walking home one wonderful morning, Nasrudin thought that it would be a good idea to take a short cut through the woods. Why, he asked himself, should I plod along a dusty road when I could be communing with Nature, listening to the birds and looking at the flowers? This is inded a day of days; a day for fortunate pursuits! So saying, he launched himself into the greenery. He had not gone very far, however, when...
The Truly Devout – Sufi Story By Paulo Coelho

The Truly Devout

Abu Sari owned a haberdashery in the middle of the main market in the city. He spent all day selling, buying and bargaining with the customers. But every afternoon he drew a cloth curtain in a corner of his shop around himself and prayed. One afternoon...
Rope and the Sky – Sufi Story By Idries Shah

Rope and the Sky

A Sufi mystic stopped Nasrudin in the street. In order to test whether Nasrudin was sensitive to inner knowledge, he made a sign pointing to the sky. The Sufi meant, There is only one truth, which covers all. Nasrudin's companion, an ordinary man, thought...