End of Debate

A philosopher had come over to Mulla Nasruddin's house for a religious debate. They had fixed a date and time for the debate. So the man was deeply offended when he discovered that the door was locked on the appointed date and time.

'How dare he remains absent when he knew I was coming!' he fumed. He scribbled STUPID FOOL! in fury and went away.

When Mullah returned in the evening, he saw the letters STUPID FOOL! on his door and immediately realized what had transpired. Without waiting for a minute, he went to the learned man's home.

He knocked and apologized straight away. 'My sincere apologies my friend, for not remembering you were coming over for the debate. But I had realized you had come over the moment I saw your signature on my front door!'

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'How dare he remains absent when he knew I was coming!' he fumed. 

The philosopher got angry and this show the deficiency of his truth. Theoretically he may be holding whatever philosophical viewpoints. Those viewpoints may be superior to the viewpoints that Nasruddin is having. But that is theory. It is meaningless.  Nasruddin is making him see the reality of his mind. Then and there itself. 

Friedrich Nietzsche has said, “He who cannot put his thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of dispute.”  Otherwise in the heat of debates, the thoughts of Truth will have a meltdown leaving behind a trail of distaste. 

When Mullah returned in the evening....he immediately realized what had transpired.

Nasruddin does not have thoughts of Truth, he is in the state of Truth.  He is not disturbed on seeing the cuss words written on his door.  This show his philosophy. And it also shows that his philosophy is better than the one of philosopher.

Without waiting for a minute, he went to the learned man's home.

The philosopher has lost in the debate that he started. And this philosopher does not even know that the debate took place!  Then obviously he does not know that he has lost . A compassionate master like Nasruddin would like that philosopher to know the reality.

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