The Story Of Mulla Nasrudin And Assumptions

A certain man asked the famous Mulla Nasrudin, "What is the meaning of fate, Mulla?"

Mulla replied, "Assumptions."

"In what way?" the man asked again.

Mulla looked at him and said, "You assume things are going to go well, and they don't - that you call bad luck. You assume things are going to go badly and they don't - that you call good luck. You assume that certain things are going to happen or not happen - and you so lack intuition that you don't know what is going to happen. You assume that the future is unknown. When you are caught out - you call that Fate."

Note: This story is one of many about the interesting character called, "Mulla Nasrudin." I took it from, "The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin" by Idries Shah. I rewrote it in parts and titled it.

Mariam Ispahani

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