Sunday, January 16, 2011
The strength of harmony
“The sons of the king of the Huns were never harmonious. The king called them together, and gave each son an arrow. He told them to break the arrows, which they did quite easily. Then the king gave each son a bunch of arrows in turn, and told them to break it. Nobody could do it. Then the Hun king told them, "If you brothers aren't harmonious, you're just like the individual arrows, and you'll be very easily defeated by your enemies, but if you are united, then you're like the bunch of arrows, and no one can defeat you. This is the strength of harmony."
In our home, working environment and also in this planet, we should be like a family and take care of each other. Every time we have a death, a birth or a farewell, it is the time to stick together and support each others. Like a big brother, we should take care of all creatures, big and small and also of our environment.
Just like in the above story, if you think you are just an individual, with no other support from anybody else, you may thrive for a while but eventually, you may be broken and lonely. However when we finally understand the concept of interdependence and learn how to stick together like a family, not just with humans, but with our universe, we gain strength and harmony and never feel alone. We will improve the welfare and happiness of our home, our working environment and the world!
No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." John Donne (1572-1631).