Awakening to our original nature

A man complained to Mulla Nasrudin, “I am rich yet I am also miserable. I have used my money in search of joy but I have yet to find it. Tell me what do I have to -”

Nasrudin suddenly grabbed the man’s bag and ran off with it. The man was stunned for a moment, then quickly gave chase. But Nasrudin had ran fast out of sight and hid behind a tree. He also placed the bag in the open road for the man to see.

When the man caught up, he located the bag, and his facial expression immediately turned from distress to joy. As the man danced in celebration of finding his bag, Nasrudin thought to himself, “That’s one way to bring joy to a sad man.”


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