Wednesday, March 27, 2013

HOW TO LEARN - Knowledge Acquisition

A Mulla Nasrudin Story

One day a young village teacher who was a seeker for knowledge 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:

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

Shun him

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

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

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

After uttering these words of wisdom, Mulla Nasrudin paused for a moment and then said to the young man:

“But remember one thing. It is difficult to find out who is really wise. How can you be sure that the one who knows, and knows that he knows, really knows. 

Think, Read all 4 sayings again, Reflect, Think – and then think again … !!!

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A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer and blogger. 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 an anthology of short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and 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  and academic research papers in journals and edited in-house journals and magazines 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 and blogging. Vikram Karve 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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1 comment:

Deepa from FictionPies said...

Beautiful, had to read each a couple of times, but very well written!