On Mother’s Day

.:. The thought "mother" cannot be separated from that of "love." Love is sweet, tender, and delicious. Without love, a child cannot flower and an adult cannot mature. — Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh, A Rose for Your Pocket Question: To what does the Buddha liken metta ? (Metta can be translated as lovingkindness.) The Buddha compares cultivating  metta ... as to a mother, who'd risk her life to protect her child.Consider a newborn baby bird, just hatched from its egg.  It's been pecking away from the … [Read more...]