Kesombongan

Teaching The Ultimate

In early times in Japan, bamboo-and-paper lanterns were used with candles inside. A blind man, visiting a friend one night, was offered a lantern to carry home with him.

“I do not need a lantern,” he said. “Darkness or light is all the same to me.”

“I know you do not need a lantern to find your way,” his friend replied, “but if you don’t have one, someone else may run into you. So you must take it.”

The blind man started off with the lantern and before he had walked very far someone ran squarely into him. “Look out where you are going!” he exclaimed to the stranger. “Can’t you see this lantern?”

“Your candle has burned out, brother,” replied the stranger.

 

Zaman dahulu di Jepang, lampion kertas digunakan dengan memanfaatkan lilin sebagai bahan bakar. Suatu malam, seorang tunanetra mengunjungi temannya, ia ditawarkan sebuah lampion untuk dibawa pulang.

“Aku tidak membutuhkannya,” Ia menolak. “Gelap atau terang sama saja bagiku”

“Aku tahu engkau tidak membutuhkan lampion,” Jawab temannya “Tapi jika engkau berjalan tanpa penerangan orang bisa menabrakmu di tengah jalan. jadi engkau harus membawa satu”

Sang tunanetra menuruti saran temannya, belum lama ia berjalan tiba-tiba ia bertabrakan dengan seseorang.

“Perhatikan jalanmu!” Serunya dengan tegas “Apa kau tidak bisa melihat lampion ini?”

“Saudaraku, lilinmu sudah padam” Balas orang itu.

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