But before I go there, please allow me to share with you glimpses of my personal story. I will do so with the help of words, of course, but also a geometrical shape, the circle, so throughout my talk, you will come across several circles.
Victory of the Deen and Nazaruddin. It is sometime preceded or followed by a title or honorific used in the corresponding cultures: In several cultures he is named by the title alone.
Juha was originally a separate folk character found in Arabic literature as early as the 9th century, and was widely popular by the 11th century.
In the Swahili and Indonesian culture, many of his stories are being told under the name of "Abunuwasi" or "Abunawas", though this confuses Nasreddin with an entirely different man — the poet Abu Nuwasknown for homoerotic verse. The Uyghurs believe that he was from Xinjiangwhile the Uzbeks believe he was from Bukhara.
The musical Nasirdin Apandim features the legend of Nasreddin effendi "sir, lord"largely sourced from Uighur folklore. In Central Asia, he is commonly known as "Afandi". The Central Asian peoples also claim his local origin, as do Uyghurs.
Tales[ edit ] The Nasreddin stories are known throughout the Middle East and have touched cultures around the world. Superficially, most of the Nasreddin stories may be told as jokes or humorous anecdotes. They are told and retold endlessly in the teahouses and caravanserais of Asia and can be heard in homes and on the radio.
But it is inherent in a Nasreddin story that it may be understood at many levels. There is the joke, followed by a moral and usually the little extra which brings the consciousness of the potential mystic a little further on the way to realization.
When he got on the pulpit, he asked, Do you know what I am going to say? The audience replied "no", so he announced, I have no desire to speak to people who don't even know what I will be talking about!
The people felt embarrassed and called him back again the next day. This time, when he asked the same question, the people replied yes. So Nasreddin said, Well, since you already know what I am going to say, I won't waste any more of your time! Now the people were really perplexed. They decided to try one more time and once again invited the Mulla to speak the following week.
Once again he asked the same question — Do you know what I am going to say? Now the people were prepared and so half of them answered "yes" while the other half replied "no".
So Nasreddin said Let the half who know what I am going to say, tell it to the half who don't, and left. The Mulla went to meet him outside. I have some goods to transport to the next town. So, not to seem rude, he answered: They gathered around him and asked him to give them a taste.
Nasreddin picked up a bunch of grapes and gave each child a grape. They all taste the same," Nasreddin answered, and continued on his way. Whatever Nasreddin did, his followers immediately copied. Every few steps Nasreddin would stop and shake his hands in the air, touch his feet and jump up yelling "Hu Hu Hu!
So his followers would also stop and do exactly the same thing. One of the merchants, who knew Nasreddin, quietly asked him: Why are these people imitating you?
Every morning I count them. The ones who have left — have reached enlightenment! He searched for it for a while, but since he could not find it, he went out into the yard and began to look there.
His wife, who saw what he was doing, asked: I came out to the courtyard to look for my ring because there is much more light out here.Ole and Lena Jokes, an Online Book of Norwegian-American humour. The Fox and the Cat or The Fox and the Hedgehog and other fables of Aarne-Thompson-Uther type and similar stories about the dangers of being too clever.
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Ask and Task Questions and Activities for Communication Practice: Basic Conversation Strategies. Turkish Delights: Hodja Tales Students get a glimpse of Turkey’s culture by reading tales from Nasreddin Hodja, Turkish and Middle Eastern folk philosopher.
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