The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah****

30 September 2023 | ,

Reading dates 21-29 September 2023

I have always delighted in Sudhir’s stories of Mulla Nasrudin so when I received Dr Kathleen Waller and Terry Freedman’s Substack post about the Mulla’s adventures, linking to Idries Shah’s collections, I rushed to get them. They were as delightful as I remembered, funny, sometimes baffling for the rational mind and they featured far more donkeys than Sudhir ever mentioned. Mulla Nasrudin is a wise fool character, a little like Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm. He says the unsayable, which contains a kernel of truth which often we do not want to see. I am lucky there are other three volumes of the Mulla’s adventures and I cannot wait to read them and encounter even more donkeys, wise fools, genuine creatures, and so dear to my heart.


2 thoughts on “The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah****

  1. Thanks for the mention, Laura. I’m pleased my article had an agreeable outcome. I find that I often draw on Nasrudin’s wise words and humour, not least to cam down when people wind me up!

  2. Hi Terry, Thank you for writing back. I finished another Nasrudin book today and was thinking about your comment after a trying day. The Mulla really is like a comfort but I find that I can also eat the whole box of chocolates in one sitting! Thankfully, reading these lovely stories is a little healthier …

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