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A prostitute and a Saint

It happened: Vivekananda, before he went to America and became a world-famous figure, stayed in Jaipur Maharaja’s palace. The Maharaja was a lover of Vivekananda and Ramakrishna. As maharajas go, when Vivekananda came to stay in his palace he made a great festival out of it, and he called prostitutes to dance and sing in […]

A Servant in Baghdad

An ancient Sufi parable: A rich merchant in Baghdad sent his servant one day to the marketplace to buy food. But after a few minutes the servant returned looking panic-stricken. “Master!” he cried. “You must lend me your best horse immediately, so that I may flee to Damascus and thereby escape my fate.” “Whatever is […]