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Following is a short story titled ‘False pride leads to fall’.

During the war between evil forces and the Gods who lived in the heaven, the evil forces were about to win. Therefore, the Gods prayed to ‘Brahman’. Brahman was considered as the creator of this universe. The prayers were answered. The Gods won. Forgetting that it was Brahman who granted them the victory, the Gods congratulated each other thinking that it was because of their bravery that they have won.

When the victory celebrations were going on, a Yaksha appeared in the middle. The ugly look of the Yaksha irritated the Gods. Since the Gods were afraid of the Yaksha, they begged before God of Fire, Agni to tell them about who it is. Agni Dev went to Yaksha. Yaksha asked Agni as to who it was. Agni proudly answered that he was the God of Fire who possessed almost everything. He also added that he has the special power to burn anything on this earth. So, Yaksha gave him a small blade of grass and asked him to burn it. Agni tried with all his might to burn it but the grass remained on the ground. He agreed that he cannot burn it.

Accepting his defeat, he went to the Gods and said that he cannot find out who that Yaksha was. Hence, the Gods approached Lord Vayu, the God of wind for help.

Vayu Dev went to the Yaksha and introduced himself and informed him that he has the power to lift everything with his breath. Yaksha placed a small blade of grass and asked him to lift it up. Vayu tried his best but he could not succeed. He too accepted his defeat and went away.

Then, Gods decided to take the help of Lord Indra. As Lord Indra approached the Yaksha, he suddenly disappeared and Uma, the daughter of the Himalayan mountain appeared in the place of Yaksha. Indra requested Uma to tell him who the Yaksha was. Uma told him that the Yaksha was Brahman who granted them the victory against the Evils.

Indra realized his mistake. He begged Brahman to forgive them as the celebrated the victory thinking that it was the fruit of their bravery. He also requested him to forgive their false pride.

Brahman replied that he appeared in the form of Yaksha only make them understand that false pride leads to fall.

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