Category Humor

Talking brought me here, sir.

I have heard: Once it happened that Mulla Nasruddin was passing through a forest. He came upon a skull. Just curious, as he always was, he asked the skull, “What brought you here, sir?” And he was amazed because the skull said, “Talking brought me here, sir.” He couldn’t believe it, but he had heard […]

Do good and throw it in the well

There are people, they feel very unfortunate because whatsoever they do goes wrong. And they try not to do wrong again, but that’s not going to help because the center has to be changed. Their minds function in a wrong way. They may think that they are doing good, but they will do bad. With […]

Who broke the bow ?

Here is a story. In a small village school, the teacher was teaching the story of Rama. Almost all the children were dozing. This occurrence was not unusual at the recitation of the Ramayana; even grownups nap at such times. The story has been told and retold so many times it has lost its significance; […]

Wisdom of madmen!

I remember a beautiful story: When India was partitioned into India and Pakistan, on the border there was a madhouse. Obviously nobody was interested in that madhouse — thousands of mad people — but it had to be somewhere. The superintendent of the madhouse called a meeting of all the mad people and asked ,”You […]

Fool’s wisdom

A king was seriously thinking of turning the whole country moral. Nobody should be allowed to say anything untrue. Untruths should be banned. The wise men were all agreed; in fact, because these wise people were his servants they were even going further than him, exaggerating. One wise man suggested that of course this was […]

Have you not heard the news that god is dead?

There is a parable in Friedrich Nietzsche’s ‘Thus spake Zarathustra’…. Zarathustra comes down from the mountains and he meets an old hermit who is praying to god. Zarathustra laughs and says, “Have you not heard the news that god is dead? To whom are you praying? You surprise me! Have you not heard the news […]

Prime minister’s coat

But the misfortune is that power is in the hands of the wrong people, and the people of intelligence are devoid of power. I will tell you a small story to make it clear…. A great mystic heard that one of his friends, a childhood friend — they had played together, studied together — had […]

A million dollar dream

Three persons were talking. One said, ‘If in a dream you get one million rupees, what are you going to do? As far as I am concerned, I am going for a world tour. That has been my dream from my very childhood. What are you going to do?’ The other said, ‘If I get […]

Appointment with April!!

I have heard…. Thirty-eight years ago, philosopher George Santayana came into a sizeable legacy and was able to relinquish his post on the Harvard faculty. The classroom was packed for his final appearance, and Santayana did himself proud. He was about to conclude his remarks when he caught sight of a forsythia uncurling in a […]

Child and a wrestler

One psychoanalyst was trying some experiment. He announced in the newspapers, “I will pay enough money if somebody is ready to come to my house and just follow my child for the whole day. Whatever my child does, you have to do that.” A young wrestler turned up and he said, “I am ready; where […]