Lady and the Needle
One old lady lost a needle in the house,
but she was searching for it outside
in the moonlight.
One man asked her:
“O lady, what are you searching here?”
She replied: I lost a needle in the house;
there is darkness inside;
so I am searching for the needle here.”
Worldly people are like this old lady.
They are searching for happiness in the object,
where real happiness does not exist.
Look within; control the mind;
you will find the object of your quest in your own Atman.