165. MILI GUTINA MHELO

Research sponsored by: Don Sybertz, with special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories)

Imbuki ya lusumo lunulo ililola b’ukihamo bho mili. Umili go ng’wa munhu gulinisangi ilo ligolechaga wiyambilija bhutale bho jilunga jago pye ijilihoi umugati yakwe.

Dugemele giki hamo ukomile gusata nulu kulukulume, aliyo ubhusatu bhogo uguwigwa pye umili. Ukwene huguhaya giki, nulu ulabhukile kulwala aliyo gugusanya pye umili ugusata. Gashinaga guligonghana igiki ‘umili gutina mhelo.

Ulusumo lunulo lugalenganijiyagwa kulimunhu uyo agadalahijaga ndwala, nulu wambilijiwa ubhogufumila kubhanhu abo bhalihasilili yakwe. Umunhu ng’wunuyo agib’engelejaga indwala indoo. Aliyo indwala yiniyo aguigwa pye umili kunguno ‘umili gutina mhelo.’

Ulusumo lunulo lulilanga bhanhu higulya ya kulega gudalahija ndwala. Lulibhakomeleja bhab’ize nisangi lya gwiyambilija umugub’eja kaya, jumuiya, na chalo jabho. Ilichiza ugwikala na wiyambilija na b’ichab’o umuwikaji bhobho.

Ijinagongeja, ulusumo lunulo lulilanga bhanhu higulya ya kuleka nhungwa ja b’udalahija bho sata, nulu gubhadalihija bhichabho, kunguno umili gutina mhelo.  Ilichiza kudegeleka miganiko ga gufumila kubhichab’o ayo gadulile ugwambilija umukikalile kwa ng’wa munhu.

KISWAHILI: MWILI HAUNA PEMBENI

Chanzo cha methali hiyo kinaangalia umoja uliyopo ndani ya mwili wa mtu. Mwili huo unaushirikiano ambao hujionesha katika hali ya kusaidiana kwa kiwango kikubwa ndani ya mwili huo.

Tuchukulie mfano, mtu aweza kuumia kwenye kidole gumba, lakini maumivu yake atayasikia mwili mzima. Ndiyo kusema kwamba, hata mtu huyo akiumia kwenye ukucha, maumivu yake atayasikia mwili mzima. Kumbe, ni kweli kwamba, ‘mwili hauna pembeni.’

Methali hiyo, hulinganishwa kwa mtu adharauye ugonjwa, au msaada wa kutoka kwa watu maskini au wale walioko chini yake. Mtu huyo hudharau msisaada iliyomidogo, na ugonjwa ulio mdogo. Yeye hutambua kwamba mwili hauna pembeni, asumbuliwapo na ugonjwa huo, au wakati haukosapo msaada huo.

Methali hiyo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuacha tabia ya kudharau ugonjwa. Yasisitiza watu kuwa na ushirikiano wa kusaidiana katika kujenga maisha yao, familia, jumuiya na vijiji vyao. Ni vizuri kuishi kwa ushirikiano na wenzao maishani mwao.

Zaidi ya hayo, methali hiyo hufundisha watu juu ya kuachana na tabia ya kudharau ugonjwa, wenzao na misaada ya mawazo kutoka kwa wenzao, kwa sababu mwili hauna pembeni. Ni vizuri kusikiliza ushauri wa wenzao uwezao kusaidia katika kujenga maisha ya mwanadamu.

1kor 12:26.

woman sickness

ENGLISH: THE BODY HAS NO SIDETRACK

The overhead proverb focuses on the unity that exists within the human body. The body organs depend on each other for mutual support within the system.

For example, an injury on someone’s thumb sends pain to the entire body, just as a painful nail would affect the whole body. That is why it is said that “the body has no sidetrack.”

The proverb can be likened to someone who takes sickness for granted, or who disregards any assistance from poor people. He despises help from those he/she regards poor. Neither does he/she care about minor ailments in the body. He/she appreciates that the body is neutral when he/she is faced with sickness or when he/she misses out the support of others.

Such proverb is used to warn people against arrogance of any nature, like disregarding an illness. It stresses co-operation among people in order to enhance their lives, families, communities and even their villages. It teaches the importance of co-existence with others life.

Moreover, the proverb imparts in people the vanity of despiteful attitude towards their illness and towards their colleagues who are keen to offer psychological support, because “the body is not sidetracked.” It is good to listen to the advice of colleagues for growth and stability in life.

1 Corinthians 12:26.

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