“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.