- THE STORY
OF THE DOG
importance of communication
- One day while walking
through the forest four travellers met a dog that
proceeded to follow them on their journey.
- When they stopped for a
meal under a large tree the dog sat down beside them and
waited patiently. Seeing that the dog was also in need of
a meal they all took pity on the poor animal and
generously shared their food with their new travelling
- Later that same day they
came to a fork in the road, the dog barking his thanks
choose the left fork knowing this was the shortest route
to his village, while the four travellers being
unfamiliar with area took the path to the right which
also went to the same village.
- Arriving late in the
evening the travellers quickly sought shelter and retired
for the night. The following day while eating their
morning meal they spoke with several of the men in the
village and in doing so they talked of their happy
experience with the dog. Upon hearing their story one of
the men spoke out and said that the very same dog had
arrived home yesterday afternoon but had then died
suddenly and unexpectedly during the night.
- The travellers were greatly
saddened by this news and upon reflection they remembered
that they had each shared a portion of their meal with
the dog. Suddenly the four travellers started to feel
very sick and fearing a similar fate they quickly decided
to throw away the rest of their food, and having done so
they quickly left the village.
- For several days they
wandered without anything to eat until finally they came
upon another village where they were offered a hot meal,
and they once again spoke of their encounter with the dog
and his subsequent death.
- The villagers who sat and
ate with them told the four travellers that many in their
village had also known the dog well, and that they were
all equally saddened when they too had learnt that the
dog had been killed by a car.
- In life it
is a fundamental mistake,
- to make any
- until you
have all of the pertinent facts.
- Part the
clouds - see the way
objective of karate is to contribute to the evolution
- of the
human spirit through physical and mental training."