Not an example

By Paulo Coelho

The Rabbi Elimelekh had delivered a wonderful sermon and now he was returning to his native land. To honour him and to show their gratitude, the faithful decided to follow Elimelekh’s carriage out of the city.

At one point, the Rabbi stopped the carriage and asked the driver to go ahead without him while he joined the people.

‘A fine example of humility,’ said one of the men beside him.

‘Humility has nothing to do with it, just a little intelligence,’ replied Elimelekh.

‘You’re all out here having a walk, singing, drinking wine, chatting with each other, making new friends, and all because of an old Rabbi who came to talk to you about the art of living. So let’s leave my theories in the carriage, I want to enjoy the party.’


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  2. Keshavaya says:

    Hello Guru, what entice you to post an article. This article was extremely interesting, especially since I was searching for thoughts on this subject last Thursday.

  3. k c bhatt says:

    Lovely! Now I can see the source of energy that can make my existance possible. I can depend on something that would take me through. I can be foolish but I do not mind.

  4. Raphael Matthäus Größlinger says:

    Lieber Paulo!
    Ich finde du bist der größte Geschichtenerzähler den es gibt! Ich bin leider sehr einsam im Herzen, da ich die Frau meines Lebens noch nicht an meiner Seite weiß. Aber ich hör nicht auf zu träumen und werde weiterhin darauf achten, dass mein Herz rein bleibt. Ich hoffe, ich sehe Dich zusammen mit dem hochehrwürdigen Dalai Lama beim Waldzellmeeting in Niederösterreich, obwohl die Chance leider sehr gering ist. Ich vertraue einfach auf meinen Schutzengel, der hat mir noch immer die richtigen Türen geöffnet! Und sonst klettere ich halt beim Fenster rein!
    Alles Liebe

  5. Gregorian says:

    Yes, under god all men and woman are equal. We are all a simile of god in our individual way. But we never are or can be god of all people. Fortunately, that role is taken. We are one individual simile of the whole and that’s enough to handle, ain’t it?

    All the best.