WISDOM AND SELF CONTROL
This is the story of a young man who was riding a cycle on a dark night along a crowded road; the policeman on duty asked him to stop and alight, for he had no lamp on his cycle.
The fellow, however shouted, “Policeman! Keep away. Of course, I have no lamp; but beware, I have no brake, either!”
That is the pathetic condition of everyone now. No one has the lamp of wisdom or the brake of self- control. How then can they go along the road of Ananda, without causing injury to themselves or others?
The cyclist must have both; man too has need for wisdom and self-control. Or else, he is certain to ruin this chance he has got, to save himself.