Bohlul and the Bridge

Bohlul was sitting on a bridge, watching the river flow by. The king saw him, and immediately had him arrested.

"A bridge is for passing, not for staying!" said the king.

Bohlul then replied to the king, "You should take a look at yourself. Look at how you are clinging to this life."

(Adapted from "Another way of laughter: a collection of Sufi humor" by Massud Farzan, [E. P. Dutton & Co, New York, 1973], p. 39.)

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