Tag: Idries Shah


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...


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...


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...


The Alternative – Spiritual Story By Idries Shah

The Alternative

I am a hospitable man, said Nasrudin to a group of cronies at the teahouse. Very well, then - take us all home to supper, said the greediest. 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...