Friday, 16 December 2011

"The Pearl."....A Teaching Story from Perfume of the Desert:

Here's a story by Junayd titled "The Pearl."

"Shibli sought out Junayd as a teacher and said to him, 
'Many people have informed me that you are a supreme expert on the pearls of awakening and divine wisdom. Either give me one of these pearls or sell one to me.'

"Junayd smiled. 'If I sell you one, you won't be able to pay the price; if I give you one, coming by it so easily will drive you to undervalue it. Do like me; dive headfirst into the Sea. If you wait patiently, you will obtain your Pearl.' "

To Practice:
Dive deeper into your spiritual practice
and watch for a Pearl.

~ A Teaching Story from Perfume of the Desert:
Inspirations from Sufi Wisdom by Andrew Harvey and Eryk Hanut

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