Meaning of the Idiom
fei e pu huo（the candle moth flies into the fire — to bring destruction on oneself）
During the Southern and Northern Dynasties, Dao Gai, a diligent man in the Liang Dynasty, became an official.
Dao Gai had a grandson named Jin, who was very clever since he was a child. Dao Gai liked him very much and would accompany him to read and write poems whenever he had time. Dao Jin’s achievements in poetry and literature surpassed Dao Gai’s when he was an adult, and he was greatly appreciated by Emperor Wu of Liang.
Once, Emperor Wu of Liang joked with Dao Gai, “I can write articles with ink stone and brush brush with ease. It was like a moth to a flame, completely forgetting that it might be destroyed. You are an old man, and your grandson writes so well. Why not let your grandson write instead of you?”
Dao Jin was soon appointed as an official by Emperor Wu of Liang.
[fēi é pū huǒ]，意思是飞蛾扑到火上，比喻自找死路，自取灭亡。
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