Not for single reason philosophy

A Philosopher’s Brain- Cheapest in the market

I remember today a very beautiful joke, told by the king of jokes, Osho. Once a Philosopher goes to visit a cannibal kingdom to study their philosophy. The king of cannibals was very happy to have such a great philosopher in his kingdom. So, the king personally escorted the philosopher everywhere.

Then, the king requested the philosopher to have a look at their supermarket. It was a huge, elegant shopping mall with different departments. The food section contained all the human parts on the sale. There were bones for sale, ears for sale, brains for sale. Curiously, philosopher got a look at price tags of all the brains. It was something like this-
Minister’s brain- 1/2 $ a kg

Driver’s Brain-2 $ a kg

Teachers brain-5 $ a kg

Philosopher’s brain- 100 $ a kg

Very happily, philosopher asked, “I know, a philosopher’s brain is too precious. But, the price difference is very very high”

The king said, “Actually, the fact is, we need to kill ten times more philosophers than anyone else to get a kilogram of brain!”


By Mandar Karanjkar

Mandar Karanjkar is author, motivational speaker and consultant based in Pune. Mandar works with handful of organizations helping them with strategy, communication and culture. Mandar is trained in Indian Classical Music over a decade. He is a classical singer and flute player.

Mandar has written columns for many reputed newspapers. Engineer by profession, he conducts workshops and delivers talks on subjects as wide as strategy, innovation, online marketing, spirituality, Kabir, Zen etc.

Mandar is a published author.

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