I am not alone in this world.

You are bound to me and I am to you.

I am also bound to the people in my community.

And we are linked to each neighboring community

Together we form the world

Like oceanic circles, or the rooting branches of the great banyan tree.

We are all bound to each other and to the land.

Therefore, the sweetness you pour into our relationship will nourish my life.

Just as the bitterness I spill will harm your life.

We are under one sky.

We breathe a common air.

We draw water from a common ground.

We eat the produce of the same earth that sustains you and me

We are all the children of Mother Earth

This give and take ties us together in a net of mutuality

This is called Anubandh.