Sufis The People of Path Vol 1 ~ 09

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event type discourse
date & time 19 Aug 1977 am
location Buddha Hall, Poona
language English
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shorttitle SUFIS109
Reader of the sutra: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
Hasan came upon Rabia one day when she was sitting among a number of contemplators, and said, 'I have the capacity of walking on water. Come, let us both go on to that water yonder, and sitting upon it carry out a spiritual discussion.'
Rabia said, 'If you wish to separate yourself from this August company, why do you not come with me so that we may fly into the air and sit there talking?'
Hasan said, 'I cannot do that, for the power that you mention is not one which I possess.'
Rabia said, 'Your power of remaining still in the water is one which is possessed by fish. My capacity of flying in the air can be done by a fly. These abilities are no part of real truth -- they may become the foundation of self-esteem and competitiveness, not spirituality.'


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