Sun vs Moon

Man: “Nasruddin, what is more valuable to us—the sun or the moon?”
Nasruddin: “Well, the sun is out during the daytime when there is light. The moon, on the other hand, provides light during the night when it’s dark. Thus, the moon is obviously much more valuable.”


Without sun there is no moonlight also. it is because of sun there is daylight. Self is sun, ego is moon. In absence of Self, ego dominates and guides. But without Self there cannot be even ego. In darkness i.e. in ignorant state moon directs us. In such an ignorant state, which is obviously laughable, we have started considering moon as more valuable. Nasruddin is making us contemplate here by becoming ignorant and showing how foolish we are.