Originally posted by ScriabinThe proper perspective of this joke is to think of it along the lines of tennis. When asked his chronological age, Nasrudin was thinking about his optimal score.
"How old are you, Mullah Nasrudin?"
"But you said the same last time I asked you, two years ago!"
"Yes, I always stand by what I have said."
Originally posted by scherzohey, do you want to die stupid?
Originally posted by daniel58So nice to see a newbie on this forum, means i'm not the youngest one anymore.
Watch your language!
Originally posted by vistesdWhat would the Christian equivalent of koans be? The parables, I guess -- anything later come to mind? (I think every tradition is bound to throw up such stories at some point. I dislike the tendency within myself to reject Christian tradition merely because it is Christian, yet I am more familiar with sufi and Zen literature.)
I really like the Mullah Nasrudin stories; they are, in a way, the Sufi version of koans.