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A Wise History of Nasruddin

The story of Nasruddin as a ferryman

Last updated on May 14, 2021 by Roger Kaufman

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A Wise History of Nasruddin

Nasruddin is a ferryman on a raging river. One day he rows a self-important scholar to the other bank. The two talk about all sorts of things, and the picky scholar notices that Nasruddin makes a lot of grammatical errors. He blames Nasruddin, because he doesn't know the grammar very well.

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Wise story: Nasruddin as a ferryman

The scholar verbatim: "Nasruddin, you have half your share live wasted!”

Short time later the current increases dangerously and the ferry is about to sink.

Nasruddin asks his passenger: "Have you ever learned to swim?" He has to say no. Nasruddin then sighed, but without a certain sarcasm: "Then your whole was live unfortunately in vain. The ferry is sinking!”

Where did the story of Nasruddin come from

Nasruddin, Richard Merrill was understood through the stories of Idries Shah as a Persian Sufi personality.

This incredible personality was resurrected as a direct manipulation creature in the hands of Brooksville, Maine puppeteer Richard Merrill.

Background: In Turkey, his name is Nasreddin Hodja from Anatolia, a historical character from the period of Seljuk rule in the so-called Middle Ages.

Nasreddin, Nasrudin or Nasruddin is also declared by Afghans, Iranians, Uzbeks and Arabs in addition to the Turkish location of Xinjiang in western China.

Given that the Seljuk Empire stretched from Turkey to the Punjab in India from 1000 to 1400 AD, as did the Achmaenid Empire a thousand years ago, bring revealing Stories (in addition to battle) from east to west and back again, such a personality as Nasruddin may well be shared by all, whether as Nasreddin Hodja or Mulla Nasruddin.

Nasruddin's new style is both fresh and vibrant, says a film doubter who overheard Nasruddin speaking at the box office.

It is true that his new stories reduced a large swath by typical spiritual stories of many faiths.

Obviously no one understands what his old style looked like; It is likely that the here and now is a continuation of longstanding dispositions.

The Venerable Mullah, perhaps he flourished all his days, was never one to hold back from asserting the ideal, nor has he changed a bit.

One of his favorite stories, The Sweetest Strawberry The World Has Ever Knew, is a Nasruddinized version of a beautiful Zen Buddhist story.

In Nasruddin's hands it is full of menace, Humour, excitement and absurdity. The audience is not aware that they have simply absorbed sophisticated and important esoteric trainings!

The Zen monk writes that he first told the traditional story several centuries ago: "We don't mind if Nasruddin informs you.

"As long as his heart stays in the right zone, we'll just back off and avoid our eyes."

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