“The mind is very cunning. Everybody’s mind is the mind of the Jew. ‘Jew’ is not a race; it is the innermost core of all minds,” says Osho about this ‘joke’. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
I have heard….
A rabbi had the misfortune to run his car into the side of Father Murphy’s car. He jumped out and went to the other’s door, loud with apologies.
“My dear Father Murphy, so sorry I am. Oy vey! that I should be so silly as to do this to you of all people, a fellow man of God! Are you all right?”
“Oh yes, no injuries, Rabbi,” said Father Murphy. “But I am a bit shaken up.”
“Of course you are,” said the Rabbi, solicitously. “Here, have a sip of this – it is good whiskey.”
And he handed a hip flask to the priest who drank heartily.
“Go on, Father, have another. It is all my fault. Drink deeply, don’t worry about the cost.”
The priest needed no second bidding, and took another deep swig.
“Won’t you have one, Rabbi?” he asked.
“With the police already arriving!” exclaimed the Rabbi.
The mind is very cunning. Everybody’s mind is the mind of the Jew. ‘Jew’ is not a race; it is the innermost core of all minds.
Quote from Osho, The Beloved – Songs of the Baul Mystics, Vol 2, Ch 2, Q 4