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Tales of the dervishes : teaching-stories of the Sufi masters over the past thousand years ; selected from the Sufi classics, from oral tradition, from unpublished manuscripts and schools of Sufi teaching in many countries

Author: Idries Shah
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 1970, ©1967.
Series: Dutton paperback, D 262.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Idries Shah
ISBN: 0525472622 9780525472629
OCLC Number: 12829523
Description: 221 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Tales of the dervishes: Three fishes --
Food of paradise --
When the waters were changed --
Tale of the sands --
Blind ones and the matter of the elephant --
Dog, the stick and the sufi --
How to catch monkeys --
Ancient coffer of Nuri Bey --
Three truths --
Sultan who became an exile --
Story of fire --
Ogre and the sufi --
Merchant and the Christian dervish --
Golden fortune --
Candlestick of iron --
Strike on this spot --
Why the clay birds flew away --
Gnat namouss-and the elephant --
Idiot, the wise man and the jug --
Wayward princess --
Bequest --
Oath --
Idiot in the great city --
Founding of a tradition --
Fatima the spinner and the tent --
Gates of paradise --
Man who was easily angered --
Dog and the donkey --
Carrying shoes --
Man who walked on water --
Ant and the dragonfly --
Story of tea --
King who decided to be generous --
Cure of human blood --
Dam --
Three dervishes --
Four magic treasures --
Dreams and the loaf of bread --
Bread and jewels --
Limitations of dogma --
Fisherman and the genie --
Time, the place and the people --
Parable of the three domains --
Valuable-and worthless --
Bird and the egg --
Three pieces of advice --
Mountain path --
Snake and the peacock --
Water of paradise --
Horseman and the snake --
Isa and the doubters --
In the street of the perfume-sellers --
Parable of the greedy sons --
Nature of discipleship --
Initiation of Malik Dinar --
Idiot and the browsing camel --
Three jewelled rings --
Man with the inexplicable life --
Man whose time was wrong --
Maruf the cobbler --
Wisdom for sale --
King and the poor boy --
Three teachers and the muleteers --
Bayazid and the selfish man --
People who attain --
Wayfarer, strangeness and savetime --
Tijur Agha and the speech of animals --
Indian bird --
When death came to Baghdad --
Grammarian and the dervish --
Dervish and the princess --
Increasing of necessity --
Man who looked only at the obvious --
How knowledge was earned Lamp shop --
Chariot --
Lame man and the blind man --
Servants and the house --
Generous man --
Host and the guests --
King's son.
Series Title: Dutton paperback, D 262.
Responsibility: Idries Shah.

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