HOW VANITY TURNS A PERSON’S
THOSH who have read a few books cannot get rid of conceit. Once I had a talk with Kalikrishna Tagore about God. At once he said, “I know all about that.” I said to him: “Does a man who had visited Delhi brag about that? Does a gentleman go about telling everyone that he is a gentleman?”
Oh, how vanity turns a person’s head! There was a scavenger woman in the temple garden at Dakshineswar.
And her pride! And all for a few ornaments! One day a few men were passing her on the path and she shouted to them, “Hey! Get out of the way, you people!” If a scavenger woman could talk that way, what can one say about the vanity of others?