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The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin (Compass) Paperback – July 1, 1993
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"(Nasrudin's) antics are parallels of the mind's workings ..." -- The Observer, January 19, 1969
"... an invitation to knowledge lies behind a smiling mask of almost childlike simplicity." -- Clarin, November 11, 1976
"... deliberately created ... to outwit ... the patterns of conditioned thinking which form the prison in which we all live." -- Doris Lessing, The New York Times Book Review, May 7, 1971
"Undebased wisdom, a kind of addendum to language, joining people together, a kind of extension of the proverbial." -- Geoffrey Grigson, Country Life, November 21, 1968 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This delightful collection of teaching stories in which Mulla Nasrudin is the main actor is both an outstanding anthology of humor and a book of Sufi wisdom. Here are stories by the Sufi masters Rumi, Jami, and Attar, plus others collected by Idries Shah from the Persian, Afghan, Turkish, and Arabic cultures.
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