“Just as mother keeps her child from harm, and guards him with her life, so you should treasure all living beings with a grateful heart, spreading love throughout the world. Protect everyone, everywhere, from hatred, and radiate kindness in all directions.”
~ from the Buddhist Doctrinal Formulas, as translated by Richard Hooper in his book, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and Lao Tzu: The Parallel Sayings.
During this strange sci-fi-ish virus pandemic quaran-time reality, have you noticed that everywhere you turn someone is saying “Stay safe”?
I am so touched by the sweetness of those two words. It feels like people are really caring about each other; like they sincerely wish safety and protection for others. This is like a sparkling jewel of tenderness emerging from humanity.
May all living beings be protected from viruses of all kinds, including the virus of hatred and the virus of torturing and killing innocent animals for food.
May all living beings be free of suffering!
May all living beings be happy and kind!
Let’s all stay safe and send love out in all directions!
With a grateful heart,
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