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Sufism - a mystical within Islam. However, Sufi Islam is only the outer shell - they accept all religions. Their goal is knowledge of the truth through love and union with God, regardless of religion.
A little story, an anecdote, a parable - a favorite genre of Sufi monks - dervishes. Their task was not to explain to students the hidden meaning of things, but only encourage them to understand the truth.
This book contains the most vivid stories of dervishes in the form of philosophical miniatures and literary anecdotes.
For a wide range of readers.
In your hands is an unusual book. It collected wisdom of the ages, passed from mouth to mouth by many generations. Sufi monks - dervishes - used such small stories for the instruction of their students. Tales were told them a parable often allegorical explanation for the hidden meaning of events.
"If you are not a donkey, or How to learn the Sufi" opens a new series of books "Library of Dr. Norbekova." Why the choice fell on this book? The fact that Mirzakarim Norbekov is a follower of the Sufi tradition. Introducing "The Sufi anecdotes," he seemed to himself carrying on a conversation with your readers and students and gives each priceless nuggets of ancient wisdom.
What can be compared to the parable?
It is like a ripe fruit. The fruit of this is fine, its aroma is intoxicating, view pleases the eye. But they can not enjoy forever, because beauty fades very quickly, fruit peels ssohnetsya, it will become flabby and will start to rot.
Do not let him become so - to bite into it with his teeth, drink its juice and pulp to absorb! Go deeper into it, because it is valuable for its depths. Give fetus incredible opportunity - to become part of a person! Let him pour in you new strength, so that you could work again and be happy.
But the flesh - not all. Fetus has a bone, and in it, in the depths - a tasty grain. Reach him, go to the innermost essence!
And now, dear reader, to apply all the above parable.

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Foreword

Dear Reader!

In your hands is an unusual book. It collected wisdom of the ages, passed from mouth to mouth by many generations. Sufi monks - dervishes - used such small stories for the instruction of their students. Tales were told them a parable often allegorical explanation for the hidden meaning of events.

If you are not a donkey, or How to learn the Sufi opens a new series of books Library of Dr. Norbekova. Why the choice fell on this book? The fact that Mirzakarim Norbekov is a follower of the Sufi tradition. Introducing The Sufi anecdotes, he seemed to himself carrying on a conversation with your readers and students and gives each priceless nuggets of ancient wisdom.

What can be compared to the parable?

It is like a ripe fruit. The fruit of this is fine, its aroma is intoxicating, view pleases the eye. But they can not enjoy forever, because beauty fades very quickly, fruit peels ssohnetsya, it will become flabby and will start to rot.

Do not let him become so - to bite into it with his teeth, drink its juice and pulp to absorb! Go deeper into it, because it is valuable for its depths. Give fetus incredible opportunity - to become part of a person! Let him pour in you new strength, so that you could work again and be happy.

But the flesh - not all. Fetus has a bone, and in it, in the depths - a tasty grain. Reach him, go to the innermost essence!

And now, dear reader, to apply all the above parable.

Turtle and the scorpion

Once the turtle, giving the request of a scorpion, took him to the other side of the river. Scorpio sat quietly all the way, but just before the bank still took and stung the turtle. Coming to a complete outrage, she protested:

- My nature is such that I am eager to help everyone. So I helped you. How could you bite me ?!

- My friend, - responded scorpion - your nature - to help, but in my - sting. So, your nature you have now become a virtue, and called my meanness?

The Prosecutor of the Sufis

One young man always bad comments about the Sufis.

One day he was approached by a Sufi sheikh, removed from his finger a ring with a stone and said:

- Oh, boy, go and sell that ring on the market for the price of gold coins.

Taking the ring, the young man tried to sell it for one gold tanga. But none of the people in the market did not want to give a ring for more mite. Hearing the price assigned to boys, they were laughing or angry, but always drove him away. A young man came to Sheikh Sufi and resentment in his voice complained:

- Junk goods you gave me! He does not cost anything ...

- Go to the shop of a goldsmith, I beg you - gently said Sheikh. - Try to estimate the ring there.

The young man went away and came back amazed:

- Here's your ring, the venerable! Jeweller praised him in a thousand tanga gold!

- My child - then said Sheikh - do you know about the Sufis as much knew about it a ring of people in the market.

The young man repented of his speeches and thoughts, and has since become read Sufis.

Do not lose hope

In a certain city one adviser to the Sultan lost his job: the sultan no longer trust him and removed from office and appointed an advisor to another person. When a new officer came to the house allotted adviser, the former court found there - he sat, as before, at the usual place, not brought her things and did not release the house. New advisor asked in amazement:

- Why are you still here and not going to leave? After all, you've lost the place.

- Yes, it's true - a former adviser sighed - I lost my place ... But do not hope!

Dervish on the bridge

Once the Sultan and his entourage toured the town and suddenly noticed that on the bridge over the river sits and admires dervish over water. Sultan immediately ordered to deliver to his dervish. He wanted to chastise the beggar and slacker because he is barred passage. The guards ran to the man on the bridge and ordered him to go to the Sultan. He refused. Guards grabbed a dervish, but he clung to the railing of the bridge, shoving, shouting guards down. Finally, the guard's hands and feet dragged dervish to the Sultan.

- You're a slacker and a beggar! - Sultan cried, rejoicing in his heart, that found a reason to reproach dervish. - And wear clothes pilgrim! Not only that, you sat on the bridge, which was built for people to freely passed on it across the river! So you still buystvuesh, show disobedience!

- Take a look for yourself! - Answered impassively dervish, calmly withstand the glare of the Sultan. - Because you're still clung tightly wobbly bridge of his life.

Mouse and elephant

The mouse and the elephant fell in love.

In the wedding night elephant sprained foot, fell, hit and lay lifeless.

- Oh, the fate! - Wail mouse. - I bought a moment of fun and tons of imagination for the price of a lifetime devoted to digging graves!

Travelers

Some travelers have reached the foot of a high mountain, because they were told that at the top of the innumerable hidden treasures. Soon they saw that leads to the top of a variety of ways. Travelers want to get to the top as soon as possible, and they began to argue - which way will go faster. Do not come to an agreement, the travelers went around the mountain to throw locals. In every village they got one answer - only path originating from here leads to the top, and all other ways do not reach there. Travellers confused completely. Some of the most courageous and most desperate went up a trail and got to the first mountain plateau. From there, they heard someone called them with the top of the mountain. The distance was great, barely could hear the sound of the voice, but still the travelers to understand: Do not worry, all paths lead to the top of ... Crowded joy they brought the news were waiting for them at the bottom. Travellers together again walked around the mountain and told the residents of nearby villages that all paths lead to the top. Somewhere people believed them somewhere raised a cry or get into an argument.

Visible due to gusty winds on the plateau messengers not dismantled all that he shouted a voice from above: Do not worry, all paths lead to the top. Go up here on one of them.

Dervish and scientist

One scientist, famous people in Basra, came to visit humble abode old dervish. Dervish got sick and lying in bed. Scientist sat down beside him and started a pious conversation. He had a long and colorful talked about how terrible the world, steeped in vice.

Dervish listened to him in silence. When the scientist graduated from it, said the dervish in response:

- You love the world too much. If you were not so indifferent to it, you do not commemorated him so often. So does the buyer in the