ich·a·ri·ba chode /ē’chärēbəˈchōd/ – Phrase: Okinawan phrase meaning “having met, we are as siblings.”
Rarely will you find an entire phrase as a WebDefs entry. However, this phrase from Okinawa is worth our attention. In contrast to members of Japanese society as a whole, Okinawans are among the longest lived, happiest people on earth. A documentary film on happiness highlighted some of the features that make the culture so successful, including a sense of solidarity, a real care for other members in the community.
See related WebDefs entries, such as that on Solidarity.
Select Bible Passages Related to “ichariba chode“
- Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. – Matthew 22:36-40
- Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13
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