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A Story from Ruhnama: Befriending Ants

December 5, 2009

The event which happened to Mane Baba (Ebu Said Mehnevi), who is one of the great persons of the world of meaning, proves that faith in God has an absolute effect on neighbor relations. Mane Baba had a poor neighbor, who barely maintained his living. As a believer of God, he was giving a part of his income to his neighbor.

One day, when the neighbor visited the believer of God, he was shocked to see him dispersing wheat to ants. The believer of God responded like this, seeing the surprised look of his neighbor: “These are my neighbors like you. I should concede the right of neighborhood to them.”


Excerpt from:

Ruhnama (Book 2): The Spiritual Wealth of Turkmen
Saparmyrat Niyazov (Turkmenbashy the Great),
The State Publishing Service
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 2004.


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