Part of our long-running Saturday Sufi Wisdom series.
In Idries Shah's Way of the Sufi, Khwaja Fida'i of Kars offers a quick recounting of a story we've featured here on Winds before. Focus on a different part of it, however, and the takeaway's focus may shift, too:
"It is related that Moses called a humble shepherd a blashphemer, because he heard the poor man offering to comb God's hair, wash His robe, and kiss his hand.
God admonished Moses.... "Thus hast thou driven away a worshipper from the nearest to Me that he could approach."
It's fair to say that ultimately, all Sufi stories and messages are about G-d. It's equally fair to say that they are all about daily life. What are the deeper messages here?