Philosophical Sayings About Worldly Matter (XXI)
A city does not need all the food a province produces, but that much food is far from enough to feed the whole country; it needs all the food the country can produce. The strength of an individual is nothing compared with collective strength.
(This is a translation of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu’s philosophical sayings about worldly matters originally written in Chinese.)
Below is not an official translation, just for reference.
Everything in the world, the size between them, their corresponding energy, and their function, are all relative and can be obtained by comparing them. If there is no comparison, there is no way to see the size nor the logic to which it applies.
Just as the food a province produces is much to feed a city, but not enough and satisfactory to feed the whole country. The whole country needs all the food the country can produce. Here is to tell us the truth, no matter how great a person's strength is, no matter how much talent and ability you have, there are limits. Only when the strength of everyone is accumulated can it be truly great.