To Go Beyond Ego
Love. Search and the ego is always somewhere behind.
Search and in every act the ego is the motivation.
But if one can find it so - and can realize it so - one goes beyond it.
Because the very realization is the going beyond.
"Brother," said Mulla Nasrudin to a neighbour, "I am collecting to pay the debt of a poor man who cannot meet his obligations."
"Very laudable," said the other and gave him a coin.
"Who is this person?"
"Me," said Nasrudin as he hurried away.
A few weeks later he was at the door again.
"I suppose you are calling about a debt," said the non- cynical neighbour.
"I suppose someone can't pay a debt, and you want a contribution?"
"That is so." "I suppose it is you who owe the money?"
"Not this time."
"Well, I am glad to hear it. Take this contribution."
Nasrudin pocketed the money.
"Just one thing, Mulla. What prompts your humanitarian sentiments in this particular case?"
"Ah, you see ... I am the creditor!"