EGOTISM IS RUINOUS

A disciple, who had firm faith in the infinite power of his Guru, walked over the river by simply uttering his Guru’s name. Seeing this, the Guru thought, “Well, is there such a power in my mere name? Then how great and powerful must I be!” The next day, the Guru also tried to walk over the river uttering „I’, „I’, „I’, but no sooner did he step into the water than he sank down and was soon drowned; for the poor man did not know how to swim even.

Faith can achieve miracles while vanity or egotism brings about the destruction of man. (51)