The Elephant in the Dark


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In a darkened room a group of men once sought to examine an elephant. Taking hold of a different part - an ear, a leg, the tail - each one mistook his particular part for the whole. In the darkness, each of the men became convinced that the elephant was the object he himself had felt - a fan, a rope, a pillar - and so on. With this ancient fable, first described by the Sufi Master Jalaluddin Rumi, Idries Shah presents the Sufi perspective that Christianity and Islam stem from one, inner, origin. Based on Shah's celebrated ...

The Elephant in the Dark 2016, Isf Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781784791056

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The Elephant in the Dark 1982, Octagon Press, Limited, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780900860362