Teach Your Children

Teach Your Children . . .

that the earth is our mother.
Whatever befalls the earth befalls the
sons and daughters of the earth.

This we know.
The earth does not belong to us;
we belong to the earth.
This we know.
All things are connected –
like the blood which unites one family.
All things are connected.

Whatever Befalls the earth
Befalls the sons and daughters of the earth.
We did not weave the web of life;
we are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do to the web,
we do to ourselves.

 


Global Peace can not occur all at once. All of us, every member of the world community, has a moral responsibility to help avert immense suffering…No one can afford to assume that someone else will solve our problems. Every individual has a responsibility to help guide our human family in the right direction. Good wishes are not sufficient. We must assume responsibility. Since periods of great change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each one of us to use our time well to help create a happier and more peaceful world.

DALAI LAMA


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