10 Books in 10 Days Challenge: Day 3

The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mullah Nasruddin, Idries Shah. While I don’t follow “The Path”, Sufi teachings have always been as close to my heart as my intellect will allow. From the Sufi Dervish Dance to Gurdjieff, I was most entranced by the stories and parables of the holy fool, Nasruddin. What most amazed and delighted me was reading a Nasruddin story one day, and pondering why it was so familiar. It dawned on me that I knew this story, for it was the same story I read about the holy SICILIAN FOOL we know as, Giufá! As the Mullah traveled through Persia, Asia Minor, and on to Southern Europe , and arriving in Sicily, he adjusted his culture and religious affiliation! Haha. He became Giufá. The concept of the holy fool is far reaching , Parcifal being the Northern Europe representative , I imagine. Nevertheless , these tales shape my conception of the world, and my place in it.