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    dots Submission Name: The Most Beautiful Thing In The World dots

    Author: JoshusDog
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       This is my stab at a sufi teaching story.

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    dotsThe Most Beautiful Thing In The World dots

    Once, a group of men got together and decided to search for The Most Beautiful Thing In The World. They went to a local wiseman and asked him where they could find it. The man told them looking for the beautiful thing was a waste of time. The men insisted, so the wiseman told them to begin their search in the mountains.

    The men walked to a nearby mountain. At the foot of the mountain was a trail, next to the trail was a sign that said, THIS WAY TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WORLD. The men were overjoyed." Nothing can be this simple", they exclaimed. The men headed up the trail.

    After several hours of climbing the men came to a shimmering, golden bridge. One of the men said, "Obviously this bridge is the most beautiful thing in the world. Our quest is over." One of the other men was a Professional bridge builder with a Degree in bridge building. He said, "This is just a bridge you fool. I am a bridge builder. I have a Degree in bridge building. We must continue across it." The first man refused to accept that it was only a bridge. He sat on the ground facing it while the others moved on. After a while, he starved to death.

    As the Professional with his Degree led the men across the bridge, he used his Education in bridge building to point out all the little details of the bridge. The others were impressed with his knowledge. They asked questions about bridge construction. The Professional was so caught up in answering their questions that he failed to notice several planks were missing from the bridge.

    After the man fell through the hole in the bridge the man behind him said, " Obviously a Professional with a Degree would never overlook such a blatant threat. This must be some hidden shortcut to the most beautiful thing in the world." So he jumped after the Professional and died as well.

    That left only one man. He carefully stepped over the hole and made his way to the top of the mountain. At the top of the mountain was a trail leading back down the way he came and another sign. The sign said, This Way To The Most Beautiful Thing In The World.

    The man grew angry. He threw up his hands in disgust and headed down the trail. When he arrived back home he saw the wiseman. He said to the wiseman," You sent us to chase our own tails. Everyone else perished on the journey, and we have nothing to show for it. The wiseman said," But you do, You've found The Most Beautiful Thing In The World!" The man called the wise man a fool and went back to his house. And there he stayed, bitter and miserable because he was surrounded by The Most Beautiful Thing In The World and he didn't even know it.

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      good lil story it had a good morale to it
    | Posted on 2009-01-28 00:00:00 | by dryken | [ Reply to This ]

    Be kind, take a few minutes to review the hard work of others <3
    It means a lot to them, as it does to you.

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