This story demonstrates how, when we are humble of heart, we become aware of hidden teachers everywhere and in everything.
The renowned master, Hasan of Basra, teased a child who was lighting a candle. "Little one, tell me where did this magical flame come from?" The child instantly blew out the candle and asked, "You tell me, where did the flame go?" This awakened something deep in him. The little child, he said, was a big teacher.
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The Fragrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islam
by Jamal Rahman
Page p. 56
Published by The Book Foundation
, Bath, England