The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mullah Nasrudin Themes

Idries Shah
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Real Wisdom

The central theme running throughout all of the teaching stories is the topic of 'real wisdom' that is, the Truth, or even facts which are 'eternal'. This sort of wisdom seems to come in the form of facts about our human existence, about how we operate as humans, and also spiritual truths about the cosmos, or the nature of knowledge. They are presented to the reader through the words of the Mullah, or suggested through his actions.

As often said before the figure of the Mullah Nasrudin is claimed to be a Sufi teaching figure, and in this light one of his primary goals is to break our established patterns of thinking and accepted beliefs to introduce us to 'real' wisdom. The figure of the Mullah does this by posing questions about our most general and normal of our day to day activities, of answering unanswerable questions...

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