~ 118. Little Rumi and the Angels ~

When Rumi was little, he went with the other boys in the neighborhood up to play on the roof.
"Let's jump from one roof to another!" a boy said.
"That's the kind of game that cats and dogs play," said Rumi. "Let's try something better: we can go up to heaven where the angels are!"
As Rumi spoke these words, he vanished. 
His playmates shouted and yelled, frightened about what had happened.
Then Rumi reappeared. "Angels clad all in green took me up to heaven, but when I saw it frightened you, I told them to bring me back here."

Inspired byThe Hundred Tales of Wisdom by Idries Shah, free to read online at the Idries Shah Foundation.
Notes: This is on p. 2 in the book.

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