Fishes can swim and flies can fly, Lets not be limited to that, rather be one with the truth

From: Kunlun-Jas
Sent on: Sunday, March 14, 2010 8:54 AM
Does eating meat have influence on us?
Story about the great Sufi lady saint Rabia Basri. Once when she had gone to the mountains, a band of wild creatures -deer, gazelle, mountain goats, and wild asses - gathered around her. They came and looked at her and drew close to her. Suddenly, Hasan-al-Basri arrived on the scene, and when he saw Rabia he approached her. The wild creatures, when they saw Hasan, all fled in terror. Hasan was vexed when he saw this. He looked at Rabia and asked, "Why did they run away in fear from me while they were friendly with you?" Rabia asked, "What have you eaten today?" He said, "Some onion, fried in fat." She said, "You eat of their fat, why should they not flee from you?"
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Fishes can swim and flies can fly, Lets not be limited to that, rather be one with the truth
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One day Hazrat Hasan Basri saw Hazrat Rabia near a lake. He threw his prayer rug on top of the water and said, "Rabia come! Let us pray two rakats here." She replied, "Hasan, when you are showing off your spiritual goods in the worldly market, it should be things which your fellow men cannot display." Then she threw her prayer rug into the air and flew up onto it by saying, "Come up here, Hasan, where people can see us." Then she said, "Hasan, what you did fishes can do, and what I did flies can do. But the real business is outside these tricks. One must apply oneself to the real business."
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