During a spiritual congregation, a famous spiritual preacher decided to preach by making people experience, in their own being, the meaning of salvation and damnation.
“Let’s see,” he said, “those of you who want to go to Hell, please stand up….!”
Nobody stood up.
“Now, those who want to go to Heaven please stand up,” continued the preacher with intent.
Everybody stood up except Mulla Nasrudin.
The spiritual preacher looked at Mulla Nasrudin angrily and said: “Don’t you think, brother, that it is high time for you to decide whether you want to go to heaven or you want to go to hell…?"
“Oh yes, I have decided where I want to go,” replied Mulla Nasrudin with a deep honest gaze, “I want to stay here on earth.”
Sometimes we think that there are only the specified numbers of choices, or limited options, and that we have to choose one option from the given choices.
Like in the Mulla Nasrudin story above, the persons were given two choices, heaven or hell, and asked to choose between the two, which everyone did, except Mulla Nasrudin. With a bit of creative thinking Mulla Nasrudin generated a third choice.
This tale has two "morals of the story".
The first is obvious - it is better to be happy where you are and content with what you have got rather than chasing elusive dreams and unattainable desires. Remember, the present moment is most important of all, so, enjoy the journey of life rather than making your present life miserable hankering for a future destination (heaven).