|04-15-2007, 11:31 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2007
A story about Rumi
I found this in the book called "Essential Sufism". This cracked me up. I hope that it will crack you up too. Enjoy!
One December in Konya, Rumi had gone into his meditation cell to perform his nighttime prayers. When the time for the morning prayer arrived, he did not appear. His followers became worried because, in twenty years, Rumi had never failed to join them in morning prayer. As time passed and the disciples' alarm grew, someone finally decided to force the door open. Inside they were startled to find Rumi with his beard frozen to the ground, struggling to set himself free. In his prayers, he had begun weeping so copiously that a pool of tears had formed, and his prostration in the cold was so prolonged that the tears froze, trapping him by his beard!
If someone remarks, "What an excellent man you are!" and this pleases you more than his saying, "What a bad man you are!" know that you are still a bad man.
I am still a very bad man. haha. Enjoy!
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