Tell me, what do you think is more important - the DISH or the RECIPE ?
Maybe this Mulla Nasrudin Story has the answer.
THE FISH AND THE RECIPE
A Mulla Nasrudin Story
One day Mulla Nasrudin went to the market and bought a fine Pomfret fish.
On the way home he met a friend who gave him a special recipe for the fish.
Mulla Nasrudin loved eating fish and his mouth was already watering in anticipation as in his mind he was imagining how he was going to cook and then relish the delicious pomfret fish curry dish, the recipe for which his friend had given him.
Suddenly a large crow swooped down and stole the fish from Nasrudin's hands and flew off with the pomfret fish firmly lodged in its beak.
“You thief...!” Mulla Nasrudin angrily shouted at the crow, “You have stolen my fish. But you won’t enjoy it – I have got the recipe!”
Dear Reader, please tell us: What is the Moral of the Story?
Let me give it a try.
The recipe should not matter much, after all food is a need based necessity. A person may want delicious and exotic food prepared at the best restaurant but he would still need food to survive. The same goes for the crow. Recipe would add taste to the existing want but primarily the food or dish is more important, recipe comes later.
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