Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a teacher in the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Sufi Order and the author of many books including Working With Oneness, one of Spirituality and Health's "Best Spiritual Books of 2002." He specializes in the area of dreamwork, integrating ancient Sufi insights with those of modern psychology.
Moshkel Gosha is an ancient Persian story that is as well known in the East as Cinderella is in the West. Vaughan-Lee believes that there is a widespread yearning for tales that connect us with the inner world and points to the popularity of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Harry Potter franchise. In this story about a prickly bush-digger and his daughter, we are treated to a fascinating glimpse of the wealth that resides in our inner worlds. It speaks of how an individual can awaken to this wondrous realm and be transformed. Vaughan-Lee explains in his commentary: "The need of the soul is like an empty cup waiting, indeed longing, to be filled. The need must be great, and yet the seeker should not want anything, for the cup is always filled through the grace of God in whom we must put our total trust."
Vaughan-Lee's commentary touches upon many important facets of the inner quest such as the needs of the soul, the step into the unknown, the importance of remembrance, the varied dimensions of the Self, the trials and tribulations brought about by the inflation of the ego, the wisdom of humility, and the insights gleaned from dreams. This story delivers the best news of all to those of us who are worried about our financial future: the only wealth that counts is that which we already have within.