The hidden face

By Paulo Coelho

Nasrudin went to the house of a rich man to ask for money for charity.

A page opened the door.

‘Tell the Mullah that Nasrudin is here and needs money to help others,’ said the wise man.

The page went back inside and returned a few minutes later.

‘My master is not at home.’

‘Allow me then to give him a piece of advice, even though he has not contributed to any charitable works. The next time he is away from home, tell him not to leave his face at the window, otherwise people might think he is lying.’

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Comments

  1. Will Adames says:

    Honesty is more of a gift than a skill, and since lying takes less effort thats the choice people often make.

  2. Joan says:

    thanks Mollena ;)

    Joan

  3. Mollena says:

    Good thought Joan:)

  4. Joan says:

    Lies are the easy solution for cowards facing problems.

    It’s like a boomerang: it looks like you are sending the problem away, but afterwards it returns straight to your head.

    Joan

  5. g (uk) says:

    It is not right to expect anybody to help others; if somebody wants to be stingy with money so be it, but I believe that it IS right to expect honesty, always; and I agree with Tania that we should be upfront, truthful and able to look a person in the eye.
    g
    x

  6. Will Adames says:

    Honesty is more of a gift than a skill, and since lying takes less effort thats the choice people often make.

  7. Tania says:

    Good advice , he should have been honest and not so stingy with his money ..he got caught out lying ..Hiding away does not fix any problem -be upfront ,truthful and look a person in the eye . Blessings Tania

  8. Agnieszka says:

    “..The page went back inside and returned a few minutes later.
    ‘My master is not at home.’…”

    So funny how people behave?
    There’s this saying : “a lie has short legs”;
    it has also “short”.. imagination…:-)

    love
    Agnieszka