The Value of Truth; a Nasrudin Tale

Nasrudin is a sort of ‘holy fool’ popular in the Middle East. Some of his tales have a sort of joke punchline, some contain spiritual teaching and some are just plain daft! Here’s a very short one to start with.

 

The Value of Truth
‘If you want Truth,’ Nasrudin told a group of Seekers, ‘you will have to pay for it.’
‘But why should you have to pay for something like Truth?’ asked one of the company.
‘Have you not noticed,’ said Nasrudin, ‘that it is the scarcity of a thing which determines its value?’

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