The Perfect Master

Provided below is a Sufi story about Mullah Nasreddin (13th Century A.D., Iran). He was an enlightened who taught the society of his time through practicable lessons. I have used the title ‘The Perfect Master” in view of the fact that the Sufi doctrine (the pith of Sunni Islam), expects the return of the “Vanished Imam” anytime now. The Imam is just an Arabic colloquial for Buddha Maitreya or “the Laughing Buddha”.

In the story, we see though perfect humor an exposition of the condition in all societies in the world, throughout the expanse of history where men carry unnecessary loads of false knowledge throughout their lives at the expense of consciously searching for enlightenment. The donkey symbolizes the religious or the learned man. While in the modern society knowledge has become so specialized it has become almost impossible for men to realize the essence within themselves thanks to the tones of dogma in their heads.

One day Nasreddin Hodja bought some books from the book store about the Holy Koran and its interpretation; and different rudiments of Islam. He stuffed them in a huge bag. He then carried the bag on his back and went riding on his donkey to the village.

The people who saw Hodja on the way ask: “Oh, Hodja! Why did you take the bag on to your back?”

Hodja answered: “What else could I do? The poor donkey always tolerates me. Anyway, it is carrying me, and so I don’t want it to carry the bag as well.”


Usually, ignorance has its way of eluding the best men and women in the society. The situation is so colossal since everybody has a vested interest in the delusion since it is the very oil on which the societal engine runs.

12 thoughts on “The Perfect Master

  1. omg! I never knew this!! The politicians are the real enemies of God. Yet they hide in sheepskins because they are justly elected and that is just the order of things. But their delusions are solely responsible for all collective misery and suffering in the world.

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  3. Although every once in awhile we DO get a good one — perhaps not a natural politician, but one who becomes a politician to further the interests of the people he or she feels are misrepresented. (Obama comes to mind, Roosevelt, Kennedy in the U.S…)

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  4. Yes, in America as it is in all other places there is an endless list of leaders who lead the sheep in the wrong direction, sometimes knowingly. And this is saddening. This is why I advocate for enlightened leaders – this is the only way to return Golden Age to the world.

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  5. There is no country that can change that fast become the citizens themselves are always in a deep sleep, a trance, and never seem to know what they want in the first place. This is how we arrived here in the first place. What do you think?


  6. I am not sure. I have seen changes here I never thought I would in my lifetime, and all because of this President’s hateful messages: for instance, the removal of Confederate statues and memorials in the South — long a symbol of the attempt to secede from the Union because of differences all were unwilling to navigate, and to many others, a symbol of man’s inhumanity to man, and to still others the pride of individualism and states rights against the federal government. Yet they are being pulled down by many Southerners… all because the bigger protest is against this President’s attempt to divide us as a nation of many races, many cultures, many immigrants, many religions. Never underestimate how quickly we will stand up for our friends and neighbors — even against a rich white man. Especially with more evidence that comes to light about foreign influence and attempted influence in our election and the thefts of identities and finances by hackers. Nothing unites a country faster than meddling in its business by outsiders. So do watch for a reckoning of sorts. At our core, we know who we are and most of us are not willing to let bullies take it away from us. We have begun to wake up…Otherwise, we’d have all moved to Canada…

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  7. This is good news. Lets keep fingers crossed. So you slowly by slowly the once-pushful American is waking up to the reality of the need to advance their political ideals? If that happens then it will be a great and historical lesson for the world.
    This is a reassuring dream for everyone I think.

    Thanks for the political update, I have not been following up on news lately.


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