Saturday, January 28, 2012
Mulla Nasruddin had become quite aged. Mulla had become the oldest citizen around that region. It was his 100th birthday, so a newspaper reporter came to meet him. During the interview, the reporter politely asked, 'Nasruddin, I have a few questions for you. First of all, do you think you will be able to live hundred years more?'
Nasruddin quickly replied, 'Of course Yes! Why not? Hundred years ago I was not this strong as I am today ...!'
Moral of the Story ...
Hundred years back, Mulla was only a tiny, newborn infant, even then he could survive and today he has turned hundred years old, so as per his logic, 'If a small, helpless, fragile child could survive for hundred years, why shouldn't I?'
Friends, this is rationalization.... Although Mulla sounds logical, he is missing the important point. It is only Mulla’s wish-fulfilment. All our reasoning and rationalizations are based on the conditioning of the mind and this conditioning plays a very important role as far as our behaviour and thinking pattern is concerned.
To be bound by conditioning is to close our life with some fix patterns. One has to go beyond the mind and drop the beliefs. Our belief system is an unnecessary burden which we go on carrying all the time. Friends, one has to be spontaneous and light in Life so that, one is not only logical and rational but also true ...!
Have a Blissful Day Friends!