Do you know what I’m going to tell you

This post was written by admin on January 24, 2009
Posted Under: Mullah Nasrudin

In those days, villages would invite preachers to their village and feed them and look after them and in return he would give the Friday (the Muslim Sabbath) sermon. So the elders of this village invited Mullah Nasrudin and they really looked after him and gave him the best foods.

Come Friday, the Mullah went to the mosque and after the prayers went up the pulpit and asked the eager populous, “People, do you know what I’m going to tell you?”

And all gathered in the mosque shook their heads in unison and shouted back, “No wise mullah, we don;t.”

To which Nasrudin replied, “Then how can I talk to you ignorant people?” And down he came from the top of the pulpit and off he went leaving the bewildered villagers.

So the villagers had to look after Mullah Nasrudin for another week and as you all know, he has a great and growing appetite….

Come Friday, the Mullah went up the pulpit and asked the same question, “People, do you know what I’m going to tell you?”

This time the people thought they were wise to him and they shook their heads up and down and eagerly replied, “Oh wise, Mullah, yes we know.”

Nasrudin smiled at them and ashe decended the pulpit stairs said, “In that case I don’t need to tell you what you already know.”

So one more week the grumbling villagers fed Nasrudin but this time they were determined not to let the Mullah to get better of them. Anyway, they were running out of spare food and pateince. So Thursday evening they got together and devised a plan.

So the next day when Mullah Nsrudin asked from the top of the pulpit, “People, do you know what I’m going to tell you?”

Half of them shook their heads in affirmative saying, “Yes, of course we know.” And the other half shook their heads to indicate no and said, “No we don’t.”

The Mullah said nothing as he came down from the top of the pulpit and walked to the door of the mosque. As he left he said, “In that case let those who know, tell those who don’t know!”

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I typically start my transformative imagination seminars with the above story and then as I walk toward the door say, “So, people, do you know what I’m going to tell you?” And immdiately smile and say, “Don’t worry I’m not going to leave you but there is a part of you which knows exactly what I’m going to tell you and apart which does not….”

And in order to know which knows and which does not please come to one of my seminars or webinars.

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