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Nasreddin’s Flower Garden

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Nasreddin’s Flower Garden

Traditional Sufi Story

A young man named Nasreddin planted a flower garden, but   when the flowers came up so did a great crop of dandelions among them.   Wishing to eliminate the unwanted guests, Nasreddin consulted with gardeners   near and far, but none of their solutions worked.

Finally, Nasreddin traveled to the palace of the sheik to seek the wisdom of   the royal gardener himself. But alas, Nasreddin had already tried all the   methods the kind old man recommended to him for eradicating such troublesome   weeds.

Silently they sat together for a good long time. At last, the royal gardener   looked at Nasreddin and said, “Well, then, the only thing I can suggest   is that you learn to love them.”

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Posted by on November 1, 2012 in Think it over

 

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