Wisdom of the Idiots
The stories of these self-styled "idiots" are in fact skillfully designed exercises in which the movements of the characters portray psychological processes. The result is a working blueprint of the mind.
This was another book I found in Bristol in a box on the street. That was a happy day!
I think that it was a book that was mocking the sufi sect in Islam with their obsessions with mysticism and spiritual leaders. At times the stories were ridiculously absurd and at others very enlightening. I even used one to teach the Young Men and church, and they still talk about it.
It does give a glimpse into the religion with its ideas of med...more
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