All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Many things may appear very attractive. But, when they are examined, they often prove to be deceptive. One cannot judge the quality of a thing by seeing its exterior only. Thus is the proverb – “All that glitters is not gold. ” A beautiful packaged product launched in the market after massive advertising campaign may attract the consumer. One who cannot afford to buy most of the goods is easily tricked in to buying fake and imitation goods. He may buy that product once, but if the product is of poor quality, he would not buy it again.

The quality of anything can be judge only if we come to know the reality of a thing. Gold is gold if the wearer knows it. The wearer doesn’t have to worry, whether it shines or not. Sometimes, many people wear jewelleries of inferior metal and to hide their defect, they are given a glittering shine of gold. They look beautiful and attract many a person, but the one who wears it, worries about its shine. One cannot judge a person from his smiling face or cheerful appearance. The saffron colored dress stands for renunciation and selflessness. The person wearing it is considered to be a saint.

He is expected to give correct advice and guidance to whoever seeks his aid. But it is noticed that, in the name of sainthood, many people have accumulated wealth and property by exploiting the innocent faith of the disciples. Education and knowledge can improve awareness among the masses. A layman can be misled. But if he has knowledge about a particular thing, he cannot be cheated. One should use one’s discretion to judge persons and things. One should always try to find out the true nature of things and should find out the reality hidden behind their glittering face.