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Old 02-23-2017, 09:27 PM
 
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This is Sufi story about spiritual masters...

A man died and left 17 camels to be shared between his 3 sons.
First born was to have 1/2 of the camels.
2nd son was to have 1/3rd of them
3rd son was to have 1/9th of them.

Neither of the sons could figure how to do this - without cutting a camel.
They went to a mathematician for advice. After pondering over this puzzle, he had no reasonable solution.
Then they went to a judge... with same result.
No one could solve their puzzle.
They were sitting on the courthouse step, desperate look on their faces, when a Sufi master was passing by with his camel.
He glanced at the brothers and said - Young men, what is your trouble?
They explained.
he chuckled and said - but this is very easy. Let's go to your house.
So they went.
Upon arrival, Sufi master loaned his camel to one of the brothers.
That brought overall number of camels to 18.
Then oldest son had 9 camels, or 1/2.
2nd son had 6 camels, or 1/3rd
Youngest son had 2 camels, or 1/9th.
Everyone was happy, as their father last will was accomplished.
One camel left, was returned back to the Sufi master.

Significance of this story is spiritual.
This is how a spiritual master works. He gives without losing anything. Light of his candle can lighten thousands more, without ever running out.

Namaste
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:13 AM
 
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Not too certain this belongs in the Islamic forum.

While it is true some Muslims practice Sufi'ism, it is not a requirement for a Sufi to be Muslim. There are Non-Muslims that are Sufi including Buddhists, Christians and Atheists.

Some non-Muslim Sufi.

http://www.uscatholic.org/articles/2...aths-god-30563

https://studybuddhism.com/en/advance...ism-and-sufism

https://atheistsufis.wordpress.com/about/
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Old 02-28-2017, 04:03 PM
 
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I think wisdom can sometime go beyond human first thought.

As a child, I had read a story of two guys travelling in Arabia. One had 5 breads and the other had 3 breads. They sat down but just before they began to eat, a third guy joined them. He had no bread.

All three decided to share the bread between them until no bread was left to eat. On departure, the third guy gave 8 dirham to the two guys.

The guy with 3 breads wanted to share 8 dirham equally. The guy with the 5 breads wanted 5 dirham and give 3 to the one with 3 breads. They couldn't agree. They went to Ali for for decision.

Ali decided that one with 5 breads should have 7 dirham and the one who had 3 breads should have one dirham. They had to accept the decision.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:38 PM
 
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I had it originally in Buddhism forum as idea of Master is inherent to Buddhism, Taoism, Zen and Sufism. Mod somehow decided it's a "Islam" thread likely because of the word Sufi.
Don't matter to me, like it was rightfully observed - wisdom is inherent to any faith.
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:06 PM
 
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Not too certain this belongs in the Islamic forum.

While it is true some Muslims practice Sufi'ism, it is not a requirement for a Sufi to be Muslim. There are Non-Muslims that are Sufi including Buddhists, Christians and Atheists.

Some non-Muslim Sufi.

http://www.uscatholic.org/articles/2...aths-god-30563

https://studybuddhism.com/en/advance...ism-and-sufism

https://atheistsufis.wordpress.com/about/
Sufi Muslim band and have nothing to do with religions other
The Sufis believe in the Koran and believe in Muhammad
But to interpret the texts of the Koran differs
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Old 03-02-2017, 01:44 AM
 
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Sufi Muslim band and have nothing to do with religions other
The Sufis believe in the Koran and believe in Muhammad
But to interpret the texts of the Koran differs
How many Sufis have you met who have told you that they interpret the the text differently?
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