Juid was in the marketplace with his disciples. It was his way to take any situation and use it to drive home some truth. A man was dragging his cow by a rope, and Juid told his disciples: “Surround this man and the cow. I will show you something.”
THE VOICE WITHIN
The man stopped – Juid was, after all, a famous mystic – and he was interested in what lesson the disciples will be taught.
Juid asked: “Tell me, who is bound to whom? Is the cow bound to this man or is he bound to the cow?”
The disciples answered: “Of course, the cow is bound to the man. He is the master holding the rope, and the cow has to follow him wherever he goes.”
“We shall see,” said Juid, and taking out his scissors, he cut the rope. The cow escaped.
“What kind of an experiment is this?,” cried the man angrily as he began running after his cow.
Juid addressed his disciples: “So who is the master now? The cow is not at all interested in the man – in fact, she is escaping.”
And then the sage taught: “The same is true with your mind. All the nonsense you are carrying inside is not interested in you. You are interested in it, you are keeping it together somehow – and going mad! The moment you understand the futility of it and lose interest, it will start disappearing. Like the cow, it will escape.”