THE INNDEEPER'S TWO CONCUBINES
Yangzi went to the state of Song and spent the night in an inn. The innkeeper had two concubines. One of them was very beautiful； one of them was very ugly. The ugly one was favored； the beautiful one， on the contrary， was not favored .
Yangzi asked why this was. A young man in the inn replied， saying ：“The beautiful concubine considers herself very beautiful； but I certainly do not think she is beautiful. The ugly concubine considers herself very ugly； but I certainly do not think she is ugly.” Yangzi said， “Disciples， remember these words， if a person can do virtuous deeds while ridding himself of any feelings of conceit， then where could he go without being welcomed？”