Saturday, September 17, 2011
Ignorance to Wisdom!
A Sufi mystic, Mulla Nasruddin and his wife once went to Israel for their holidays. There they visited a nightclub in Tel Aviv.
A comedian was on the bill who did his whole act in Hebrew. Mulla’s wife could not understand a single word and was sitting in silence through the whole act. But Mulla continued roaring with laughter at the end of each joke.
"I did not know you understood Hebrew," said Mulla’s wife in surprise, when the comedian had concluded his act.
"No, I don't!" replied Mulla.
"Well, how come you laughed so much at his jokes?" asked Mulla’s wife.
"Oh," said Mulla, "I just trusted him!"
Moral of the Story ....
Friends, if one simply trusts or believes, that is not going to help. Most of us have just been deceived by our beliefs regarding many beautiful things in our life. We think we believe in God, believe in soul, believe in this and that, without ever experiencing it, then it is better not to believe.
If one knows that one doesn't know, there is a possibility that one may seek and search. But one’s plain belief will not allow him even to seek and search because one already thinks he knows. Belief is dangerous. Even to be a sceptic or to be an agnostic, is better. To be true when one doesn't know is better because, this honesty of accepting one’s ignorance may help. This honesty will grow and some day one will start seeking. No one can remain in deep ignorance for long.
Friends, to know exactly what one knows and what one does not know is the basic step towards growing in wisdom.
Have a Meaningful Day Friends !