Humor: An Imperfect Marriage is indeed the Perfect Marriage

“You look mighty dressed up, Mullah,” a friend said to Mullah Nasreddin. ”What’s going on, something special?”

“Yes,” said the Mullah, “I am celebrating tonight with my wife. I am taking her to dinner in honor of seven years of perfect marriage happiness.”

“Seven years of perfect marriage happiness,” the friend said. ”Well, man, I think that’s wonderful.”

“I think it’s pretty good myself,” said Nasrudin, “seven out of seventy!”

Mullah Nasreddin was an enlightened man from Iran during the circ. 13th century. He used his own life to practically teach enlightenment. The lesson here is that the societal morals that people value so much are simply overrated since everybody in the society, from the husband to the wife, have vested interested to continue a system of values that always fail because it does not incorporate the concept of enlightenment.

This is the dilemma of life as we know it. All human relationships can be best described as the light of a candle whose dearth is a guarantee at the thought of the slightest draught – which is akin to the tempests that always afflict the human relationships since they are not rooted in the basics on awareness. 

Hence, every relationships that we form in our spiritual sleep will always be limited to the superficialities and the material aspects that make them happen – an aspect that always breeds insecurity as time passes by because trees that are not directed to a common Source of Light will always grow differently.

29 thoughts on “Humor: An Imperfect Marriage is indeed the Perfect Marriage

  1. I believe this to be true. We are all individuals and as such we have individual spiritual needs. Therefore, it is only logical to assume that a perfect relationship is not one in which two people attain enlightenment in the same way but one in which two people support one another as they both travel their own paths of enlightenment. I love the story you shared, your dialogue around it and that last line (a brilliant observation and analogy).

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  2. “Mullah Nasreddin was an enlightened man from Iran during the circ. 13th century” He truly was. Most people see or understand little or nothing unless it is on a big screen. I have had four of forty-six, yet we shared and learned, mostly she from me though.

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  3. I absolutely agree and delighted to find resonating views on relationships and marriage. 2 of my posts called ‘Relationship illusions & Truth of Soul’ and ‘Is there a perfect spouse?’ come to mind. They would become a good conversation with your post 🙂

    ‘All human relationships can be best described as the light of a candle whose dearth is a guarantee at the thought of the slightest draught – which is akin to the tempests that always afflict the human relationships since they are not rooted in the basics on awareness.’ – these words of yours are amazing to me.

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  4. Wow! Thanks for understanding the bigger picture. Ideally a marriage is not supposed to be seen as a perfect destination, but rather as a tool to help oneself get closer to Enlightenment. This is the bigger picture people miss because they become too attached to the banal experience of it all.

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  5. Thank you so much Infinite. Marriage is a soft spot for all mankind, and the modern age masters have to use it as a Teaching tool. I say so because we are now living at a time when all the heritage that was previously embedded to marriage has faded away.
    We are now in the perfect millennium, esoterically referred to as “THE BUDDHIST ERA”.

    Ever heard of that?

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  6. ‘when all the heritage that was previously embedded to marriage has faded away’ – what a delight to get to read this from you …that are exactly my feelings!
    No, I haven’t heard of that. Is there any book or reading you would direct me to?

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  7. Yes there is a book that i will direct you to: your enlightened mind. This is the original script of all human wisdom and knowledge. It’s the most ancient and true book. The more you cultivate in this path the more life will become a book in itself that has all the nourishment for the soul that you would ever need or want.

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  8. Which reminds me of the theme of the article: is it really the length of time that married people remain together or is it the intensity and depth of quality of the moments that they individually experience while still in the marriage? What is the bigger goal of marriage in relation to life itself?

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