Monday, December 27, 2010


Who Knows?
A Mulla Nasrudin Story
Retold By

One day the village teacher told Mulla Nasrudin that he had decided to travel across the world to seek additional knowledge.

When the young man asked Nasrudin what kind of people he should look for, Mulla Nasrudin recalled some wise words he had once heard from his elders:

He who knows not and knows not that he knows not, is a fool.
Shun him.

He who knows not and knows that he knows not, is a child.
Teach him.

He who knows and knows not that he knows, is asleep.
Awaken him.

He who knows and knows that he knows, is wise.
Follow him.

Then Mulla Nasrudin paused for a moment and said, “But you know how difficult it is to be sure that the one who knows and knows that he knows, really knows.”

Think, Reflect, and have a good laugh.


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VIKRAM KARVE educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU, The Lawrence School Lovedale, and Bishop's School Pune, 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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Dr. Pratibha Singh said...

great all ''who knows''

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Rohit Dassani said...

For the 1st time my core subject made some point!

Ghumakkar Punit said...

reminded me of an ol' Chemistry teacher who first told us these lines... :)