A certain Father had a family of Sons, who were forever quarreling among themselves.
One day he asked one of them to bring him a bundle of sticks.
Then handing the bundle to each of his Sons in turn he told them to try to break it.
But although each one tried his best, none was able to do so.
The Father then untied the bundle and gave the sticks to his Sons to break one by one. This they did very easily.
Dear sons, See! You could easily break the single sticks into pieces, but you were not able to break the bundle! So, if you stay united, nobody can do any harm to you. If you quarrel every time with your brothers, anyone can easily defeat you. I request you to stay united.”
The three sons understood the power of unity and promised their father that whatever be the situation, they would all stay together.