Egoism- Vanity: FROM ‘HAMBA’ TO TUHU’

‘The cow cries “Hamba‟ which means “I‟. That is
why it suffers so much. It is yoked to the plough
and made to work in rain and sun. Then it may be
killed by the butcher. From its hide shoes are
made, and also drums, which are mercilessly
beaten. Still it does not escape suffering. At last
strings are made out of its entrails for the bows
used in carding cotton. Then it no longer says,
‘Hamba! Hamba!’, ‘I! I!’, but ‘Tuhu! Tuhu!’, Thou!
Thou!’ Only then are its troubles over.
O Lord, I am the servant; Thou art the Master.
am the child; Thou art the Mother.
Egotism is the cause of all suffering.

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