The Teacher and the Student

One Step At A Time

One student asked his wise teacher, what is more important for a person: is it outer or inner beauty? In response to that the teacher asked his student:

– Tell me, if you needed to buy a house, but you only had enough money for a beautiful outside, but a comfortless house, or a poor house, but warm and reliable. What would you choose?

– I would rather choose a simple outside but convenient inside house.

– But what if a vain person was buying a house, proud of his position, but not having enough resource to buy a beautiful and cosy house?- asked the teacher again.

– Surely, he would prefer the outer beauty of the house, – answered the student.

– I think you are right, – said the teacher and added: – but regardless of your choice, each of you would understand that you are missing beauty…

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