Monday, June 12, 2006

The Good God and the Evil God

The Good God and the Evil God met on the mountain top.

The Good God said, "“Good day to you, brother."

The Evil God did not answer.

And the Good God said, "“You are in a bad humour today."

"“Yes,"” said the Evil God, "“for of late I have been often mistaken for you, called by your name, and treated as if I were you, and it ill-pleases me."

And the Good God said, "“But I too have been mistaken for you and called by your name."

The Evil God walked away curing the stupidity of man.
-Khalil Gibran
Khalil Gibran is one of my favourite writers. I remember we had a similar fable in our school textbook (it was translated into Marathi by Jyanapeeth award winner V S Khandekar), which was quite difficult to understand. Simple because there were so many angles to look at it, and every time I would read it, I would understand it differently. Read complete "The Madman" by Khalil Gibran on Gutenberg.

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