I love good Nasrudin stories and they're made all the better when told by an ASCII cow.


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/ A would-be disciple came to Nasrudin's hut on the mountain-side.  Knowing    \
| that every action of such an enlightened one is significant, the seeker      |
| watched the teacher closely.  "Why do you blow on your hands?"  "To warm     |
| myself in the cold."  Later, Nasrudin poured bowls of hot soup for himself   |
| and the newcomer, and blew on his own.  "Why are you doing that, Master?"    |
| "To cool the soup."  Unable to trust a man who uses the same process         |
\ to arrive at two different results -- hot and cold -- the disciple departed. /
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        \   ^__^
         \  (oo)\_______
            (__)\       )\/\
                ||----w |
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This stuck out because I am guilty of the disciple's behavior. There's levels of interpretation that I leave to the reader. Nasrudin would laugh if I tried to either interpret or predict his actions.

Oh… damnit