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We have to use this paper; the same as the mother problem. Mother and tsunami are the same. We have to look at what is the seed. So let’s do the same question: question #4. The seed for the natural disaster is much smaller than the natural disaster. And the seed is something similar to what we are… similar to the disaster. These earthquakes… Japan… New Zealand… all of these things are… they cause disruption in life. When the earthquake comes, we are living a normal life, I read in the newspapers they found one woman in New Zealand, the earthquake came, at that time she’s talking to her children on the phone. And they are having a happy talk. A normal talk. She’s talking about what they are going to cook for dinner. Then the earthquake came. She ran under a table, desk, then the building collapsed, except her small piece. And she’s under the table for 2 days. She’s stuck, but she can talk, and she said, “I didn’t die. I’m here. Please send a rescue.” And yesterday, after 2 days, it’s like to get her out of here, and they saved her life. So her life is very smooth. Then something comes which makes everything chaos, crazy. So you must look for a seed in your life which causes chaos, causes trouble—splits people; splits people from each other.
The seed for an earthquake is splitting people. This is very interesting. So I’ll give you an example. In our business, when we do business, also in America, when we are young, your teacher teaches you, when you do business, let’s compete with other companies. Also the teachers tell us to compete with other countries. Japan is making cars, we have to compete with them. Now the Chinese people are very strong. We must compete with them. They teach us that in school.
This idea, there’s only a limited amount of money, limited amount of oil, limited amount of wealth, limited amount of land; we must compete. We must compete with other countries [for it]. We are teaching that to children. If you want to make money and be happy, you must move fast: take the money, take the business, take the market share; they are teaching us that.
This system—opposite. In this system, if I want money, I must give money. I must help other people. I’m not competing with other people; I help them. [if I do this,] what will happen, in this system?
She has a business; I have a business. In this system—it’s a crazy system—you help the other business. You help your competitor. Then, if I give $100, $1,000 will come back. I gave $100 to her; $5,000 comes to me. I help her business. My business grows 10 times. Is she happy? Yes, she got $100. Am I happy? I got $1000. We’re both happy.
The nature of competition is to split people. In this system, you make more money, to make money faster, help the other person to make money. Even the company which is competing with you. If you are selling hersey chocolate, and you meet somebody who is from Mars chocolate company, you share information. You help each other. Both chocolate companies will grow. You see? It’s a different idea. Not competition.