Buddha was once threatened with death by a bandit called Angulimal.
– Then be good enough to fulfill my dying wish, – said Buddha. – Cut off the branch of that tree.
One slash of the sword, and it was done! "What now?" asked the bandit.
– Put it back again, – said Buddha.
The bandit laughed. – You must be crazy to think anyone can do that.
"On the contrary, it is you who are crazy to think that you are mighty because you can wound and destroy. That is the task of children. The mighty know how to create and heal."
— Anthony de Mello
You know how it is? how can it be? Sometimes one accident can change everything… sometimes you or someone you love is broken. But it is possible to fix everything…, rebuild life…, fix things again, and heal… Sometimes you can help yourself, Sometimes you need just find people around you who will help you, and you can be happy again. Because you are not alone. “No Man is an Island”…
No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod is washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of their friends or of thine own were; 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
Have a nice weekend!