Reply To: Dr Mark Vernon's talk, A Revolution in Attention

  • Don Salmon

    May 22, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    You’re very sweet. Thank you SO much for watching, and I appreciate the comments.

    I LOVE Shah’s Sufi stories. I’ll share with you one of my favorites:

    Mulla Nasruddin made yearly trips across the border. As he pushed his wheelbarrow full of straw across the border, the guard would stop him and search thoroughly, convinced he was smuggling something.

    Over the years, the guard was convinced that the Mulla was up to no good, but could never figure out what he was smuggling.

    Finally, one day after the guard retired, the Mulla happened to meet him at a cafe. They sat down as friends to share coffee and the guard said, “Ok, now please, can you tell me, what was it you were smuggling?”

    The Mulla replied, “I was smuggling straw.”