Why Parables & Stories?
A guru/teacher/shaikh/murshid/peer is like someone who holds the hands of his student, let him/her be relaxed on his shoulders, and keep telling him/her parables and stories.
When the Teacher
stops telling the parables,
the student finds his/her self somewhere at the other side of the shore where he/she meant to have been.
You know why the Teacher keeps telling parables???
So that students don’t feel tired nor feel disturbed,
and they completely forget about the distance they are crossing.