August 23, 2007

The beloved

One went to the door of the beloved and knocked. A voice asked: 'Who is there?'
He answered: 'It is I.'
The voice said: 'There is no room here for me and thee.' The door was shut.
After a year of solitude and deprivation this man returned to the door of the beloved. He knocked.
A voice from within asked. 'Who is here?'
Tha man said: 'It is thou.'
The door was opened for him.

Source: "The Way of The Sufi", by Idries Shah
Note: Errors & omissions are expected

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