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A Motivational Power Point Presentation by Bro. Oh Teik Bin, Persatuan Buddhist Hilir Perak, Malaysia. For Reflection on the importance of cooperation and teamwork, the dangers of egoism, self-pride, jealousy, conflicts and self-centredness.

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  1. 1. FINGERS <ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>Story </li></ul><ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Living </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>There was a war between the four Fingers and Thumb of a Hand . </li></ul><ul><li>Each was hot arguing : “I am the most important and grand.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Thumb said, “I am the Anchor … you know my might ?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Without ME, can you ever hold a pen to write?” </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ You give the ‘Thumbs-Up’ when things go on well.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’m really LORD over you, </li></ul><ul><li>need I tell ?” </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Index Finger disagreed and shouted loudly, </li></ul><ul><li>“ I am the KING … I am the Pointer, don’t you all see?” </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ I’m The Finger that shows authority. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I point and command … people </li></ul><ul><li>obey ME !” </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The Middle Finger yelled, “I’m the tallest of you all !” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Standing beside ME, you all look so lowly and small.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>“ I am most elegant, dignified and majestic in look.” </li></ul><ul><li>The Middle Finger had never felt so important and good. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>“ Hey ! Don’t forget an Engagement or Wedding !” </li></ul><ul><li>The Ring Finger thundered amidst the great din. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>“ Rings, a Symbol of Importance, are worn on </li></ul><ul><li>ME !” </li></ul><ul><li>“ ME, the </li></ul><ul><li>Ring Finger is NUMBER ONE </li></ul><ul><li>certainly.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Not to be outdone, the Little Finger shot out : </li></ul><ul><li>“ I am the most important,” it gave a loud shout. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>“ When we all pray, who is the nearest </li></ul><ul><li>to God ?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ You can see now who is closest </li></ul><ul><li>to the Lord.” </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The Hand got annoyed with all this talk. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why are you all so petty?” </li></ul><ul><li>he scolded the lot. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>“ Everyone </li></ul><ul><li>of you, </li></ul><ul><li>small or big, </li></ul><ul><li>short or long </li></ul><ul><li>Is important in every way, Right or Wrong ?” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Brothers and Sisters of Humanity What Lesson can you learn from this Story ?
  16. 16. THE END <ul><li>May You See All Things As They Truly Are </li></ul><ul><li>Be They Within Or Without, Near Or Far. </li></ul><ul><li>With Metta, </li></ul><ul><li>Bro. Oh Teik Bin </li></ul>