Life Wisdom

Walnut — Wisdom Through The Food We Ate

If you take care of a man by his stomach…

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Walnut is my favorite. Especially when it is still in its shell. It makes me smile when I need to use my strength to crack it instead of using the tool. I see how much the outer layer protects its fruit within. The fruits within becomes lovely or otherwise depends on the outer layer’s careful management.

Walnut — Wisdom through the food we ate
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Pehlivan Hamza Usta, Turkmenistan

Hamza Usta, who lived in the era of the Abbasid Dynasty, was a dervish under Pir, Shaykh Yusuf Hemedani.

Walnuts tell the journey of search for truth. Walnut shell is the rule of life. They are rules set for us to follow. If you abide by these rules, your heart is warm and safe. If you keep defying everything in the law, you are burning yourself. — Hamza Usta, Mavera

We all live by rules. Family, country, religion, and so on consist of regulations to follow. Everything has its methodology of practice. It is called the way of life. When everything goes accordingly, the result is beautiful. When you take the rules for granted, hiccups will happen.

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You need the law (methods), but the focus is the fruit (goal)

Hamza Usta reminded Shamsuvar of more than just abiding by in-laws. The focus is the truth we seek.

The essence between the shell and its fruit (walnut) is the truth (result) that you seek. The shell protects the walnut within just like pearls. If the shell is good, the content inside is sweet. The nut is delicious.

The fruit is either good or bad, sweet or bitter, and so on. If you follow your faith according to what it tells you to do rightfully, you taste sweetness in the Lord.

Who you enjoy your journey with matters most.

Take a banana cake for example. You will not want to skip an ingredient from the recipe. You will not want to cut down or add too much of everything from its scale. If you do not follow the recipe, your banana cake will not turn out good and delicious, my friend.



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