November 19, 2007

THE HEART


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THE HEART

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.’

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

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