Pay no attention to miracles

Here we have two teaching stories one from Zen sources and another from Sufi with the same message about powers or miracles. A student of Zen got some powers after ten years of Zazen (sitting Zen meditation). He ran into the master’s chamber and excitedly told him of the powers he had acquired¬† from his […]

The Dervish and the donkey

A wise Sufi was giving a talk at the invitation of the Sultan for the opening of the grand mosque in Istanbul. The Sultan and all the dignitaries of the Ottoman Empire were there for the celebration. When the sheikh got up to talk before this learned and sophisticated assembly, a simple-minded man jumped up […]