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The Travelers and the Grapes

Published on March 6, 2014 By Adam Shiffman

The parable that follows was originally composed by the greatest of all Sufi poets, Jalal ad-Din Rumi (d. 1273) and recounted by Idries Shah, the Grand Shaykh of Sadarna. A Persian, a Turk, and Arab and a Greek were traveling to a distant land when they began arguing over how to spend the single coin […]