The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin

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Octagon Press Ltd, 1983 - Philosophy - 169 pages
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Here, Nasrudin's anecdotes are seen to be parallel to the mind's working, designed to amuse the tea-house, but also intended for use on other levels.

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User Review  - Arctic-Stranger - LibraryThing

Very fun short stories about the foolish Wise Man Nasrudin. One example, he said he could see at night as well as during the day. When someone saw him at night carrying a lantern, they asked him why ... Read full review

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Enlightenment through comedy and absurd. Read full review

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Idries Shah (1924-1996), whose family lived in Afghanistan for a thousand years, is an internationally known authority on the region and his books on Sufism are considered seminal. "The Sufis," first published in 1964, is a first-of-its-kind modern statement on Sufism. Shah is the author of more than twenty books and has a readership spanning East and West.

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