Limit Your Desires

A woman visited the village fair to purchase a cow. She wandered along the long lines of cattle brought for sale. She could not get the cow she sought, for she wanted a cow: that was hornless, tame, with a female calf, it should eat very little grass; the cow should yield a good quantity of milk; the cow should give a sizeable quantity of dung, black-green in color, so that she could use the dung for flooring her hut; the cow should be of the holy Kapila (brown, tawny or reddish) color. No wonder she had to return disappointed.

Limit your desires to lead a happy and peaceful life.