Monday, October 17, 2011


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. Enjoy the week ahead.


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A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer. Educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune, Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures (2008) and he is currently working on his novel. 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. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for almost 14 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing. Vikram lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts. 

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