Ordinarily, the better part of all human society, through space and time, constitute of living beings whose spiritual sleep is colossal. The humor below provides a glimpse into this interesting dimension of life. Thus it was taught by the old masters that everything else that humans do – trade, love, governance, religion, education – is done in a subtle state of sleep. This is very difficult to know in a world where everything is established and conditioned upon this great fallacy.
OPIUM OF THE MASSES
Mullah Nasrudin said one day to the king of Persia (13th century A.D.):
“I have seen a drunk in my life”.
“Then perhaps you keep off the streets at night and drink alone?” said the king, thoughtfully.
“No, I am always in company”, responded the Mullah.
“Then how comes you never see anyone drunk?”
“Because I am always the first to pass out”.