Long time ago, in Egypt lived a famous mystical person name Zun-Nun who used to dress in a very shabbily and simple manner. A young man came to visit him and asked "Teacher, I do not understand why people like you dress in such a way and very simple, isnt in this era was necessary to dress neatly, not only for performance but also for other reasons?.
The mystycal only smile of the man appeared on his face and he asked the young man to take his ring from one of his fingers, and said "Young friend, I will answer your question, but first do one thing for me, take this ring and go to the the market accross this street, try and u sell this for one chip of gold ?
Looking at Zun-Nun's dirty ring, the young man become doubtfull, "One chip of gold? I am not sure this ring could be sold at that price."
"Try first, young man, who knows you may sell it ." The Young man went to the market quickly. He offered the ring to the textile, vegetable, meat, fish traders, and the others. But to his expectations no body was willing to pay a chip of Gold for that ring. He went back to Zun-Nun residence and report "Teacher, no body has agrred to pay more than one chip of silver for this ring."
With a wise smile of Zun-Nun, he said "Now go to the Gold Shop at the back of this street, show this to the owner or to the gold trader. Dont give your price just listen how much he will pay for this ring."
The Young man went to the shop mentioned and return with a different expression from his face. He then report "Teacher, the traders in the market really dont know the value of this ring, the gold trader offered me for this this ring one thousand gold chips, And the value of this ring was one thousands times from what the traders in the market offer.
Zun nun just smile subtly spoke softly, "That was the answer of your questions my friend, "Someone cannot be value only from his dress " The traders in the market" give value like that.
But not for "The gold trader" The gold and Diamond inside someone only could be seen and value if you could look at the inner soul. It need heart to see, and it need a process. We cannot see it from the words or attitude that only seen for a while. Many time what we thing is a gold, is only a brass but a brass is a gold.
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