The poor old man always told them to stop fighting with each other and to stay united but all his efforts failed. He got so worried, ''My sons fight all the time even in front of my eyes, what will they do after I die! I have to do something about their quarrels. He continued thinking.
Next day he called his three sons, when they came he gave a bundle of sticks to his elder son, ''Come on let me see if you can break it or not ?''
The elder son tried but couldn't break the sticks.
"Now it's your turn." , said the old man to his second son. ''Break it.''
The second son tried with all his strength to break the bundle but he failed too.
"Can you break these sticks my son ?" , asked the father to his youngest son .
The young man tried so hard but did not succeed.
Now the old man took back the bundle of sticks and separated the sticks and gave one stick each to his sons and told them to break it.
The three boys very easily broke the stick.
Listen my boys said the old man to his sons,'' You become as weak as a single stick when you are divided, but when you are united you are as strong as a bundle of sticks . So if you want to be strong and powerful do not fight with each other and stay united.''
The three young men had now learnt a big lesson of life. They promised their father that they will not fight again and will maintain their unity as brothers in the upcoming life.
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