P K Routray
Ubuntu is a philosophy of African tribes,
with the fellow feeling, kindness among men to coexist, it describes.
It trains how to live in harmony and to shun any kind of war,
and it sums up as “I am what I am because of who we all are.”
To the African tribes ubuntu is the essence of being human,
It speaks that human existence depends on interconnectedness not on isolation.
When a man has this ubuntu quality,
he is known for his generosity.
we think ourselves just individuals far frequently
separated from one another fighting and competing beastly.
But what we do affects the whole world,
but with this tribal tool of ubuntu, the inner beauty of love and brotherhood at the service of humanity gets unfurled.
Ubuntu is amply exemplified by a group of African tribal children,
exhibiting how deep in to them from childhood the essence of ubuntu usually has got driven.
Once a competition was held among them,
to run and fetch a cake from a distance was the game.
The winner would get the cake, was the condition,
But hand in hand together they went in the competition.
and got the cake among them with equal distribution.
When asked as to why did not they run for individual win,
their instant answer was to eat the cake together with equal pleasure and not to incur any sin.
Let Ubuntu be the philosophy of human life,
The behavioral scientists may consider to propitiate it to avoid our present day strife.