VANITY LEADS TO DISGRACE
Once a lady bought a new lamp from the market. When she reached home, it was dark. So, she filled the lamp with oil and putting a wick into it lighted it. It began to shine with a clear steady light.
The lamp felt proud of itself and its clear light. It started boasting that its light was brighter than that of the sun even.
Suddenly a strong puff of wind came and blew it out. The lamp felt very small and realized its folly. It never knew that it could not face the wind at all.
The lady lighted the lamp once again. Now the lamp kept shining calmly showing no pride and making no boasts.
The lady said to the lamp, âKeep shining gently. Donât compare yourself to the sun. He never goes out, nor he needs to be re-lighted like you.â