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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Review: The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin

User Review  - Kevan Bowkett - Goodreads

This second installment of the Mulla Nasrudin Corpus contains over 160 miniature tales -- jokes, anecdotes -- which are teaching-stories in the Sufi tradition. The volume demonstrates something of the ... Read full review

Review: The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin

User Review  - Mary Overton - Goodreads

The foolish-wisdom of Nasrudin, legendary Sufi Mulla of the 13th century: 'What is the meaning of fate, Mulla?' 'Assumptions.' 'In what way?' 'You assume things are going to go well and they don't ... 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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