A Traditional Sufi Story

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A Traditional Sufi Story

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Nasreddin's Flower Garden
A Traditional Sufi Story

A young man named Nasreddin planted a flower garden, but when the flowers came up so did a great crop of dandelions among them. Wishing to eliminate the unwanted guests, Nasreddin consulted with gardeners near and far, but none of their solutions worked.

Finally, Nasreddin traveled to the palace of the sheik to seek the wisdom of the royal gardener himself. But alas, Nasreddin had already tried all the methods the kind old man recommended to him for eradicating such troublesome weeds.

Silently they sat together for a good long time. At last, the royal gardener looked at Nasreddin and said, "Well, then, the only thing I can suggest is that you learn to love them."


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Post by Christine »

I like that story as it reflects a lot of life, in that along with the good things that come some things are not so good, but we live with them anyway. :)
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Post by Horus »

I have always liked Dandylions :) A weed is just a flower in the wrong place ;)
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Post by jewel »

Lovely story...........and good moral, we must learn to embrace the things we dont love, dandelions are quite beautiful anyway :)
I have a bigger problem with japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam mind, very hard to love these aggressors as i spend a lotof time volunteering to clear them from the riverbank :(
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Post by Bullet Magnet »

jewel wrote:Lovely story...........and good moral, we must learn to embrace the things we dont love, dandelions are quite beautiful anyway :)
I have a bigger problem with japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam mind, very hard to love these aggressors as i spend a lotof time volunteering to clear them from the riverbank :(
Learn to love the knotweed and balsam jewel... ;)
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