The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mullah Nasrudin Setting & Symbolism

Idries Shah
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On The Road

The majority of the teaching stories here feature the Mullah Nasrudin traveling from one location to another. In fact, the most traditional image of the Mullah Nasrudin is one of a traveling wise man. In this way the central figure becomes representative of the truth that could be found anywhere, and does not belong to any particular person or place.

The notion of traveling also has a double meaning in many of these teaching stories; as the travels and journey that we all take in the development of our personalities. In essence, 'on the road' or 'traveling' also refers to the journey that we take from the cradle to the grave, and the appearance of the Mullah is also the appearance of wisdom at various points along that journey.

Foreign Countries

Foreign Countries occur sporadically throughout these teaching stories of the Mullah Nasrudin, particularly as...

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