Difference between Sufis and Baha'is

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Sep 14, 2019, 9:34:55 PM9/14/19
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Baha'is don't need Sufi masters to teach them bear hunting. In the following Sufi tale, Nasrudin symbolizes the student who needs to be taught bear hunting in order to gain the good graces of the King:

The Hunt

The King, who enjoyed Nasrudin’s company, sent for him one day to go hunting bears. Bears are dangerous. Nasrudin was terrified at the prospect, but could not get out of it. When he arrived back at the village, someone asked him:

‘How did the hunt go?’

‘Marvellously.’

‘How many bears did you kill?’

‘None.’

‘How many did you chase?’

‘None.’

‘How many did you see?’

‘None.’

‘How could it go “marvellously”, then?’

‘When you are hunting bears, “none” is more than enough.’

(from Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin, p. 18)
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