Wednesday, June 21, 2006

River crossing

Two traveling Sufis reached a river where they met a young woman. Wary of the current, she asked if they could carry her across. One of the Sufis hesitated, but the other quickly picked her up onto his shoulders, transported her across the water, and put her down on the other bank. She thanked him and departed. As the Sufis continued on their way, the one was brooding and preoccupied. Unable to hold his silence, he spoke out. "Brother, our religion teaches us to avoid any contact with women, but you picked that one up on your shoulders and carried her!" "Brother," the second Sufi replied, "I set her down on the other side, while you are still carrying her."

6 comments:

Doctor Phull said...

Your religion teaches you to avoid any contact with women?

Where do I sign up?

Doctor Phull said...

I imagine the comment I made a few days ago was not approved and thus never appeared.

No wonder you get so few.

Edward Ott said...

Oldjohn i have four comments from you. i think right now that puts you in the lead. I have approval cause i find if i don't i have a million comments all of which are spam

Ahmed said...

Ha ha! Old John, any physical contact with women you're not related to. We're not monks!

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