Majnun loved Layla, and she loved him, but her parents arranged for her to marry someone else who lived in a city that was a hundred miles away.
Majnun sought out the letter-carrier. "I need you to take a message to Layla."
The letter-carrier agreed, and Majnun walked alongside him, dictating his message of love.
He walked ten miles, speaking only of Layla.
"Will your message never end?" the letter-carrier asked.
Majnun didn't stop.
Another ten miles.
Majnun walked a hundred miles speaking only of Layla.
He did not need the letter-carrier after all: Majnun himself had come.
Inspired by: Big Tales by Hazrat Inayat Khan, compiled and edited by Mansur Johnson. the Hazrat Inayat Khan Study Database.
Notes: This is a story in Part 1 of the book: Majnun and Leila. You can find out more about the love story of Layla and Majnun at Wikipedia.