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A Sufi story

The Master or a Mulla in Persian was questioned by a man as he looked for a  lost key of his treasure outside his home, yet being questioned by a passer by who offered to help finding it, replied the key was lost inside the home.

Why look outside then? The man asked. The Mulla said  because it is light here and dark in the home…I cannot see. A bystander reasoned about bringing light within the house and look for the key.

Mulla laughed;  Indeed it is the simple question and simple answer which brings illumination” he said. So it is your inner life, I have seen you search on the outside but as you have learned here today, what you are seeking is not lost without, it has always been within.

Why then seek bliss in the outside world? Have you lost it there?

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