WHERE DOES GOD LIVE?
a Mulla Nasrudin Teaching Story
Someone told Nasrudin that begging was a very lucrative profession.
Eager to earn some extra money, Nasrudin wore tattered clothes and early in the morning stood outside a place of worship.
By the end of the day all he had collected were a few one rupee coins.
In sheer disgust he decided to have a drink and walked towards a bar.
As he was approaching the bar a group of people came out of the bar in high spirits, quite drunk and singing merrily.
On seeing Nasrudin’s torn clothes and his shabby tattered appearance, one of the drunkards took pity on Nasrudin and thrust a hundred rupee note in Nasrudin's hand.
“Oh, Almighty,” Nasrudin said looking up to God, “Strange are your ways. You give one address but live in another place.”
The moral of the story as I interpret it:
God lives in your Heart. Alcohol loosens you up and releases the God in your Heart.
By the Way - if the Devil lives in your Heart, Alcohol will release the Devil in your Heart.
So drink only if you are sure that God lives in your Heart. Drink only when you are Happy. Then alcohol will release your internal happiness and make everyone around you happy.
Never drink alcohol when you are feeling angry, jealous, spiteful, vindictive, revengeful, hurt, sad, depressed or experiencing any negative emotion, otherwise alcohol will release the “Devil” hiding in your Heart.
Cheers. Have a nice day.
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About Vikram Karve
A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer. Educated at IIT Delhi, IIT (BHU) 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 is currently working on his novel and a book of vignettes and short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories, creative non-fiction articles on a variety of topics including food, travel, philosophy, academics, technology, management, health, pet parenting, teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional research papers in journals and edited in-house journals for many years, before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for 15 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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