Mullah Loses His Mind
- There are at least 7 ways to understand any
Nasrudin tale, and 7 ways to understand any
of the ways, and 7 ways to understand each of
them, and so on and so on. But often, his "donkey"
is said to represent his (our) mind. I think
this tale helps us see that, and perhaps that will
give us a clue as to how to view all Nasrudin
stories, and our own "donkey"...Enjoy!
One day, Nasreddin went through the streets
dancing and singing and laughing out loud.
"Why are you so happy, Mullaha?" the people asked.
"Ah, my friends, my donkey is missing!"
"But Mullah, is that any reason to be happy?"
"Of course, my friends! After all, if I had been
sitting on it, I'd be missing, too!"
PS (and another hint):
How fortunate for Nasrudin that he wasn't just
sitting on his donkey, but does witness it's coming
and going. How happy that makes him!
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