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April 1, 2009 Posted by Tahir in Books

The Book of The Book I

The Dervish who Became a King


There was once a dervish who had seen truth.
He decided he would have to become powerful in the ordinary world before people would listen to him, so he applied all his concentration to the task of attaining visible authority.
In the course of time he became king.
When he had spent some time as a ruler, the dervish realised that people did not want his way of teaching.
They appeared to hear him, but acted only from hope of reward or fear of punishment.
This dervish King lacked an instrument with which to teach. None came to him until he was almost at the end of his days…



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