November 19, 2007


Pirates Alley, originally uploaded by apwill44.


Someone went up to a mad man who was weeping in the bitterest possible way.
He said:
‘Why do you cry?’
The mad man 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 the heart you can make your connection with God.’

Idries Shah’s THE WAY OF THE SUFI, Chapter ‘ATTAR OF NISHAPUR’ , Page 69 Reprinted in 1990 Penguin Arkana

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