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.