It is the fable story based on verse of 14th century poem of Nagara Krtagama from Indonesia.
Long years ago, Young Banyan Tree complained to the Old Banyan Tree about his small role to help other creatures in the jungle. Every morning and daytime, he had to inhale dirty air and with the help of sun, he had to spread fresh air for the animals to breath. He had to prepare his thick leaves to prepare the place for birds to make their nest and for other animals to take shelter under him.
“Try to keep going green to make the animals around us happy!” Old Banyan Tree said.
“I feel that I am just passive creature. I cannot walk any where like what lions, monkeys and elephants do. Although snakes have no leg, they still can go anywhere.” Young Banyan complained.
“Your leaves, which fall to the ground, make the soil fertile.” Old Banyan Tree said.
“But it does not prove that I am powerful and important creature.”
“Hi Young Banyan, you are a kind of plants. You are one of important parts in food chain and creature interaction in this jungle. Plants have very important role. Although lions are strong animals, they cannot live without plant” Old Banyan Tree tried to make Young Banyan Tree’s feeling better.
“Why should I care about lion? They are evil animals. They eat other animals in this jungle.” Young Banyan Tree complained.
“Lions just follow their natural instinct. They eat because they are hungry and need to eat. Unlike greedy human beings, for lions, enough is enough. Greedy human beings hunt for pleasure, pride, and greediness. This world is not enough for greedy human beings.” Old Banyan Tree explained.
“Why must I go green? Why should I care about other? What is the benefit for me?” Small Banyan Tree still complained.
“It is the calling from the Creator to do your small role in this universe. Kid, just do your role and you will understand,” Old Banyan Tree said.
Once upon a time, five greedy illegal loggers came to the jungle to exploit the wood. Not only did they cut the trees for money but they also hunted the animal for pride and pleasure. For them, “enough” is not enough and for their greediness, this world is not enough.
Five illegal loggers stood in front of Small Banyan Tree. They did not care whether it was still not old enough to cut. They were interested to cut and prepare their tools.
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