Re: religious singularity?

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Sun Oct 07 2001 - 13:04:48 MDT

> A Sufi teacher would say that the travelers are the regular people of
> the world. The linguist is the Sufi, showing them that they want the
> same thing. The Sufi, as a people's "servant", can give a primary
> lesson of the fundamental identity, but the true essence and inner
> doctrine of Sufism that he/can provide is the wine produced by the
> grapes.
> Amara

Oooh, I like that. Thank you Amara. Very extropic, those Sufis.

Life is wise in its foolishness.

The Sufi Mulla Nasrudin was having his first quarrel with his wife.
"And you tell me that several women proposed marriage to you?" asked the wife.
"Yes, several," replied the Mulla.
"Well, I wish you had married the first fool who proposed."
"I did," said Nasrudin.

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