woensdag, maart 14, 2007

 

Wisdom

I have been reading anecdotes of Mullah Nasruddin, who seems to be quite well-known around the Middle-East and region.

For who are reading here and haven't had the pleasure of these wisdoms yet, here follows an example with warmest recommendations to read more:


The dervish Nasrudin entered a formal reception area and seated himself at the foremost elegant chair. The Chief of the Guard approached and said: "Sir, those places are reserved for guests of honor."

"Oh, I am more than a mere guest," replied Nasrudin confidently.

"Oh, so are you a diplomat?"

"Far more than that!"

"Really? So you are a minister, perhaps?"

"No, bigger than that too."

"Oho! So you must be the King himself, sir," said the Chief sarcastically.

"Higher than that!"

"What?! Are you higher than the King?! Nobody is higher than the King in this village!"

"Now you have it. I am nobody!" said Nasrudin.



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Nasruddin used to take his donkey across a frontier every day, with the panniers loaded with straw. Since he admitted to being a smuggler when he trudged home every night, the frontier guards searched him again and again. They searched his person, sifted the straw, steeped it in water, even burned it from time to time. Meanwhile he was visibly more and more prosperous.

Then he retired and went to live in another country. Here one of the customs officers met him, years later.

"You can tell me now, Nasruddin," he said. "Whatever was it that you were smuggling, when we could never catch you out?"

"Donkeys," said Nasruddin.

Read about him:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasreddin

Tse.

Comments:
Cool ! Thanks for sharing about Nasruddin,Tse !

Do you watch Eretz Nehederet ...what do you think of the show ?
http://www.keshet-tv.com/nehederet/
 
My pleasure, G. ;-)

Yes, it's a nice show eretz nehederet, haven't seen it now for a while but it was always very nice to watch.
 
"What?! Are you higher than the King?! Nobody is higher than the King in this village!"

"Now you have it. I am nobody!" said Nasrudin.


he is wrong actually .. nobody is me
 
Nobody :D

I just knew you'd had to mention that LOL.
 
but i agree with them on one point .. i am much better than all of their kings together
 
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