Saturday, 27 October 2007

Point of view

You gain great freedom in the mind when you multiply your points of 
view. Most people are slaves of only one - and proud of it. poor creatures, little do they know that you are a host today and a stranger tomorrow, and then the world, the same world will look quite different. You may need to find a simple way to make them understand that they are not the navel of the Universe. This reminds me of a story:

Hoca was sitting by the river, enjoying a small pot of halwa, when a horde of mounted archers thundered onto the other bank in a cloud of dust.

It was led by one of Timur's captains, who shouted across the waters:

"Ho! Stranger! How do I get to the other side?"

To this Nasruddin - who felt no hurry to get in touch - hollered back promptly:

"Why bother? You are already on the other side!"

...

As he hastened away, out of arrow’s shooting distance he added:

"Besides, I m no stranger, I live here!"

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