The old Rabbi said, “In olden days there were men who saw the face of God.” “Why don’t they any more?” a young student asked. “Because, nowadays no one stoops so low,” he replied.
The important parts of this Dine origin story were first told to me by Howard Bad Hand, during one of our many after-hours conversations spanning the I Ching, Don Quixote, the Sun Dance, and UFOs
Shams threw the stack of books into a nearby pool of water. Rumi hastily rescued the books and to his surprise, they were all dry. Rumi then asked Shams, “What is this?” To which Shams replied, “Mowlana, this is what you cannot understand.”