day is it today ?
Mullah Nasruddin visited a strange city and
was walking down the street.
A passenger asked “What day is it today?”
He said “I came here recently so I am
not familiar with the days here. You better
ask a local man.”
6.In your hands
One day two small boys decided to play a trick
on Mullah Nasruddin. With a tiny bird cupped
in their hands they would ask him whether it
was alive or dead. If he said it was alive they
would crush it to show him he was wrong. If
he said it was dead they would let it fly away
and still fool him. When they found the wise
old man they said, "Mullah Nasruddin, that
which we are holding, is it alive or dead?"
Mullah Nasruddin thought for a moment and replied,
"Ah, my young friends, that is in your
7.What is fate?
A certain man asked Mullah Nasruddin, "What
is the meaning of fate, Mullah Nasruddin ?"
"Assumptions," Mullah Nasruddin replied.
"In what way?" the man asked again.
Mullah Nasruddin looked at him and said, "You
assume things are going to go well, and they
don't - that you call bad luck. You assume things
are going to go badly and they don't - that
you call good luck. You assume that certain
things are going to happen or not happen - and
you so lack intuition that you don't know what
is going to happen. You assume that the future
is unknown. When you are caught out - you call
8.The man who knows future!
Nasruddin was cutting a branch off a tree in
his garden one day. While he was sawing, a man
passed by in the street and said, "Excuse
me, but if continue to saw that branch like
that, you will fall down with it." He said
this because Nasruddin was sitting Nasruddin
said nothing. He thought, "This is some
foolish person who has no work to do but go
around telling other people what to do and what
not to do." The man continued on his way.
Of course, after a few minutes, the branch fell
and Nasruddin fell with it. "My God!"
he cried. "That man knows the future!"
He ran after him to ask how long he was going
to live. But the man had already gone.
Mullah Nasruddin and his wife came home one
day to find the house burgled. Everything portable
had been taken away. "It's all your fault,"
said his wife, "for you should have made
sure that the house was locked before we left."
The Neighbor took up the chant: "You did
not lock the windows," said one. "Why
did you not expect this?" said another.
"The locks were faulty and you did not
replace them," said a third. "Just
a moment," said Nasruddin, "surely
I am not the only one to blame?" "And
who should we blame?" they shouted. "What
about the thieves?" said Nasruddin. "Are
they totally innocent?"
10.Playing music without noise
Nasruddin was returning home one night with
one of his students when he saw a gang of thieves
standing in front of a house, trying to break
the lock. Nasruddin perceived that he would
probably get hurt if he spoke up, so he decided
to stay quite and pass by quickly. But his student
however, did not understand what was happening
so he asked: "What are all those men standing
there doing?" "Shhh!" replied
Nasruddin. "They're playing music!"
"But I can't hear anything!" "Well
we shall hear the noise tomorrow!" Nasruddin
11.The name written on the door"
One day Nasruddin had invited a visiting scholar
to his house for a meal. Upon the self-important
visiting scholar's arrival at Nasruddin's house,
the scholar knocked and knocked. No answer,
he looked through the windows, no-one there.
The scholar waited, and as he waited, he became
angrier and angrier. "Why, doesn't he know
who I am" , "I am so and so and who
does he think he is to keep me waiting",
the scholar thundered as he stomped around Nasruddin's
courtyard. FInally, he became so angry he grabbed
a pencil and scribbled on his doorway, "IDIOT!"
Well, around about 2 o'clock, Nasruddin returned
home and suddenly remembered! He ran back to
the marketplace shouting for the scholar when
he spotted him shortly.
"Oh, I am so sorry, please forgive me;
I remembered our appointment when I saw your
name written on my door"
12.Face at the window
Nasruddin called at a large house for charity.
The servant said,"My master is out."
"Very well,"said the Mulla; "even
though he has not been able to contribute, please
give your master a piece of advice from me.
Say: 'Next time you go out, don't leave your
face at the window-someone might steal it.'"
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