Parable of the Day: Telling Reliable People from Dangerous Ones

A disciple asked his elder:
 
— How can I learn to tell reliable people from dangerous ones?
 
— First of all, I’m going to tell you who you should be wary of, — the Elder responded.
 
— Beware the person who seems to be the most humble! If you see someone prostratingin front of you, hugging you and showing his affection, beware!
 
— Why, Father? — the disciple was surprised. — Please explain!
 
— That person will be the first to betray you! — the elder sighed.
 
— Who shall I trust then? — the disciple asked.
 
— Trust those who are candid and tell you the truth whatever it might be. Those people will be the first to help you!
 
 
Translated by The Catalog of Good Deeds 

 

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