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Mulla Nasruddin Day Celebrations

Osho World Foundation celebrated April 1, with a hilarious twist as Mulla Nasrudin Day in honour of this laughing mystic.

Humour poets Arun Jaimini and Mahendra Ajnabi, known for their wit and lyrical talents regaled the packed galleria with rip-roaring jokes and satires. Arun Jaimini's jokes were centered mainly on children and the real life issues presented in the form of satires. Swami Satish Satyarthi concluded the evening by conducting laughter meditation followed by silence.

A favourite of Osho in his discourses, Mulla jokes have a deep spiritual message. But who is this Mulla Nasrudin? Replies, Osho, "Born in Iran, Nasrudin is a Sufi mystic, a little crazy, but always tremendously wise.

"To be Mulla Nasrudin means two things: Be foolish in your wisdom and be wise in your foolishness. It is a very great contradiction. Be wise in your foolishness and be foolish in your wisdom. You should be aware of the fact that Mulla Nasrudin is a Sufi device. It is to make you clear that life is wise in its foolishness. And when you try to be wise you become a fool. The greatest wise people are like fools. And the greatest foolish people are those who pretend that they are wise. If you have to choose, choose the fool and you will become wise. Don't choose to pretend wisdom, otherwise you will become a fool."

Osho concludes, "Buddha's message in short is: Be a light unto yourself. And mine? Be a joke unto yourself! Being a joke unto yourself, you will be a bliss for everyone."


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