How to Find Beauty

I came across four beautiful, reflective short talks by Gai Eaton online some time ago. Ideally, they are best read outdoors, in a garden or park. Here's the first one, in full. Beauty I returned the other day from a holiday in France, staying for a while with friends in the South. They have bought an …

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Mullah Nasrudin goes Fishing

Nasrudin heard that the Caliph had sent out a secret committee to identify suitable candidates for the position of qazis (judges). So Mullah Nasrudin began walking around with an old fishing net upon his shoulder. When the committee reached his village, the net drew their attention and they asked him about it. "Oh, I carry …

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