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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:30 am 
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The rider, having watched Ibrahim, waved at him to come closer,
then having at close quarters smeared him with his slimy sight,
asked:

“Is your water good for drinking?”

“Is your horse wise?” Ibrahim answered sensibly.

“My horse is wise like grand vizier, and cunning like a dervish.”

“Why do you ask then, if the water is good, seeing how your
horse flicks his ears out of joy at the sight of it?”

“Allah!” said the rider, “You speak reason. Do you scoop your
wisdom from the well? Give me a drink.” Ibrahim thought for
a while; then, having looked at him oddly, he spake:

“Has your horse carried you, or have you carried the horse?
Therefore I will water your horse first.”

“The horse will neither smash your head, nor call you son of
swain. I can easily do the former and the latter, though.”

“You rightly say,” answered Ibrahim sweetly, “Therefore I will
water your horse first.”



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:26 pm 
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I like when he says "Do you scoop your
wisdom from the well? Give me a drink." Think about that for a minute. First off, the rider did not hesitate for a moment when he was told that the water was good. He immediatly understood. I think he may have been the wiser, if not the kinder, of the two. Who was it that once said "true wisdom lies in knowing that you know nothing"? I think the rider knew that this man was more knowledgeable than he, and was complimenting him on this. First he said, "Do you scoop your wisom from the well?". What fills a well? water. He is using water as the symbol for wisdom. remember that for later. Where does the water (wisdom) come from? The ground around the well. The earth. The world. A well collects water from the earth, just as the other man collected wisdom from the world. Now, remember what the symbol for wisdom was. It was water. The rider asked for a drink. He was asking to be taught. Of course he got angry when the man went on watering the horse first. Either A) he was too stupid to catch the riders meaning, and therefore the rider was feeling foolish for having thought the man to be his better. or B) The rider still believed that the man was wiser than he, understood his meaning, and purposely slighted him, by saying he would sooner give lessons to a horse than aid him.


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Thanks dipper, love it :D

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oh this is great. Thanks alot! :)


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Oh!! Thats Great :)

Mine Favorite is as

"The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling face and even more beautiful knowing that u r d reason behind it..!!!"

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