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Rustom Falahati

This is a story that Mansari Desai would often tell us. Once, Baba was in a good mood while addressing His lovers. He asked them, "Do you know of anyone who is more compassionate than I am? I am the most compassionate one."

No one replied.

When Baba repeated the question several times, one bold Baba-lover from Karachi got up and said to Baba, "I know of someone who is more compassionate than you."

Baba asked, "Really? Who is that?"

The man replied, "The butcher. The butcher is more compassionate than you. The butcher kills with just a single slash from his sword, whereas you, Baba, first pull off a persons hair, then you peel off his skin, then you carve his flesh, and then you kill him slowly. Certainly, the butcher shows more compassion than you, Baba."

Baba just laughed.


2006 © Rustom B. Falahati


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