What the Devil Said


“Once upon a time there was a dervish.  As he was sitting in contemplation, he noticed that there was a sort of devil near him.  

The dervish said: ‘Why are you sitting there, making no mischief?’

The demon raised his head wearily.  ‘Since the theoreticians and would-be teachers of the Path have appeared in such numbers, there is nothing left for me to do.”

~ Story shared by Idries Shah