Mulla Nasrudin

Inscrutable Fate

   Nasrudin was walking along an alleyway when a man fell from a
roof and landed on his neck. The man was unhurt; the Mulla was
taken to hospital.
   Some disciples went to visit him. ‘What wisdom do you see in this
happening, Mulla?’
   ‘Avoid any belief in the inevitability of cause and effect! He falls
off the roof — but my neck is broken! Shun reliance upon theoretical
questions such as: ‘If a man falls off a roof, will his neck be broken?’