A wisdom story: the Heart.

The following story is taken from one of my favourite daybooks. The story is very simple and it’s called “The Heart”

Someone went up to a madman who was weeping in the bitterest
possible way.
He said:
“Why do you cry?”
The madman answered:
“I am crying to attract the pity of His heart.”
The other told him:
“Your words are nonsense, for He has no physical heart.”
The madman answered:
“It is you who are wrong, for He is the owner of all the hearts which exist. Through your heart you can make your connection with God.”

(Excerpted from The Way of the Sufi by Idries Shah for Andrew and Myuran)


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