Wisdom of the Idiots
In Idries Shah's 'Wisdom of the Idiots', the 'idiots' are Sufis, called this because their wisdom penetrates to a depth which renders it inaccessible to the merely intelligent or academically-knowledgeable. The exercise-stories of the Sufis are tools prepared for a specific purpose. On this level the movements of the characters in a story portray psychological processes, and the story becomes a working blueprint of those processes.
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Great wisdom in small doses...In this age of fear and everything for sale, this book has a taste of the infinite and is the work of complete and utter Idiots and so is to be treasured. The Prophet said if you cannot learn from the Sufi you cannot learn from me and so we learn and this is a great place to start.