Wednesday, August 25, 2010

MATTER OVER MIND A Mulla Nasrudin Story

A Mulla Nasrudin Story

Mulla Nasrudin’s wife bought some delicious Halwa from the sweet-shop.

After dinner his wife served him a small portion of the halwa and kept the rest of the halwa in the kitchen. 

Later they went to bed, but Mulla Nasrudin was unable to sleep and tossed and turned in his bed.

“What is the matter,” his wife asked him, her sleep disturbed by Nasrudin’s tossing and turning in bed.

“The halwa,” Nasrudin said, “there is so much halwa left, more than half is remaining.”

“Don’t worry,” his wife said, “the halwa is safe in the kitchen. I have put it in an airtight box and besides this halwa lasts long and remains fresh and tasty at least a week.”

Nasrudin tried to sleep but kept thinking of the halwa and said to his wife, “I should have finished off the halwa tonight itself…”.

“Never mind, you can have the halwa tomorrow night,” his wife said.

After more some time of tossing and turning on his bed, Mulla Nasrudin suddenly jumped out of the bed and ran to the kitchen. He ate the whole halwa, polished off the entire box of halwa down to the last morsel.

Then he went back to bed, and fully satiated, Nasrudin fell fast asleep and started snoring.

Now his wife could not sleep so she woke him up and said angrily, “What sort of crude behaviour is this…why this gluttony… you could have had the halwa tomorrow… the halwa was not going to run away…the halwa was all yours… safe in the kitchen… ”

“No, my dear wife,” Mulla Nasrudin said, “the halwa was in my head and the right resting place for halwa is not in the head but in the stomach were it belongs.”

Tell me, Dear Reader, what is the moral of this story…?


VIKRAM KARVE educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU and The Lawrence School Lovedale, is an Electronics and Communications Engineer by profession, a Human Resource Manager and Trainer by occupation, a Teacher by vocation, a Creative Writer by inclination and a Foodie by passion. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and creative non-fiction articles in magazines and journals for many years before the advent of blogging. His delicious foodie blogs have been compiled in a book "Appetite for a Stroll". Vikram lives in Pune with his family and pet Doberman girl Sherry, with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts. 

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