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Mullah Nasrudin Dines Philosophically

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    Once a renowned philosopher and moralist was traveling through Nasrudin s village when he asked him where there was a good place to eat. He suggested a place
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 21, 2013
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      Once a renowned philosopher and moralist was traveling
      through Nasrudin's village when he asked him where there
      was a good place to eat. He suggested a place and the
      scholar, hungry for conversation, invited Mullah Nasrudin
      to join him. Much obliged, Mullah Nasrudin accompanied the
      scholar to a nearby restaurant, where they asked the waiter
      about the special of the day.

      - Fish! Fresh Fish! replied the waiter.

      - Bring us two, they answered.

      A few minutes later, the waiter brought out a large platter
      with two cooked fish on it, one of which was quite a bit
      smaller than the other. Without hesitating, Mullah Nasrudin
      cooked the larger of the fish and put in on his plate.
      The scholar, giving Mullah Nasrudin a look of intense
      disbelief, proceed to tell him that what he did was not
      only blatantly selfish, but that it violated the principles
      of almost every known moral, religious, and ethical system.
      Mullah Nasrudin calmly listened to the philosopher's
      extempore lecture patiently, and when he had finally
      exhausted his resources, Mullah Nasruddin said,

      - Well, Sir, what would you have done?

      - I, being a conscientious human, would have taken the smaller
      fish for myself.

      - Well, here you are, Mullah Nasrudin said, and placed the
      smaller fish on the gentleman's plate.
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