12855Re: Mullah Nasrudin and the Scholars
- Apr 6, 2004--- In email@example.com, medit8ionsociety
*****Yes, life is a fatal "disease."
Sometimes I ask my students "What is a sexually-transmitted
condition, with a 100% fatality rate?" Prior to the last few years,
most responded with an answer of "AIDS," but since the cocktails
seem to be indefinitely prolonging AIDS victims' lives (for those
that have the money or insurance to afford them; the biggest group,
in Africa, clearly don't). That answer doesn't work too well any
Once the Mulla was invited to dinner by a group of scholars. When he
arrived, he found the other guests in a heated debate concerning
destiny vs. free will.
As time went by and the argument seemed endless, the Mulla was getting
hungrier by the minute; The aroma from the kitchen became unbearable.
Nasrudin stood up and said "If I prove beyond a shadow of doubt that
man is predestined, can we then begin our dinner?"
*****What about woman? Does she escape predestination? :-))))
At this, the rest fell silent.
The Mulla then said "I can say, with absolute certainty, that every
man present here today is predestined to die."
Dinner was promptly served.
*****Ahhh but was it enjoyed post the message? :-)))
Take it from one who is currently "on the edge," all this babbling
about meditation, spirituality, awakening, etc. is all cerebral (and
will get you just so far) until one comes face-to-face (in a foxhole,
a burning building, a cancer ward) with the thought and direct
experience of mortality. *That's* where the rubber meets the road!
~andy (back for a brief visit)
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