49. The Faithful Man's Shadow


A man worshiped God constantly. He danced, and he sang God's praises. Every step, every breath, all was for God. He cared nothing for himself; he cared only for God.
God wanted to reward this faithful man. "Ask for anything!" God said.
"I have everything," the man replied.
"Ask not for yourself," God suggested.
"On one condition," said the man.
"Name it," God replied.
"Let my shadow behind me work miracles, so I neither see it nor know it. My shadow, not me. That way I will not fall into the trap of ego from which love has freed me."



Inspired byThe Little Book of Sufi Parables by Nico Neruda
Notes: This is story 2 in the book.


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