Monday, 1 August 2011

The Moment of Dawn



We are all brothers...

During the world economic forum at Davos, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, Shimon Peres, told the following story:

A Rabbi gathered together his students and asked them:
How do we know the exact moment when night ends and day begins?
'When it's light enough to tell a sheep from a dog,' said one boy
Another student said: No, when it's light enough to tell an olive tree from a fig tree.'

'No, that's not a good definition either'
'Well, what's the right answer?' asked the boys.

And the rabbi said:
WHEN A STRANGER APPROACHES, AND WE THINK HE IS OUR BROTHER, AND ALL CONFLICTS DISAPPEAR, THAT IS THE MOMENT WHEN NIGHT ENDS AND DAY BEGINS.

Excerpt from Like the Flowing River, Paolo Coelho
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