Parent-offspring Bond

Yutang Lin

Be it a sentient being that runs on earth or flies in sky
Looking after its offspring with same tender kindness
Sizes and appearances drastically differ in thousand ways
Facing their own issue all so serene and gentle in manners


Today I received a collection of photos showing parent-and-offspring-together of many kinds of sentient beings, and I was moved by the "same kind of parent-offspring bond" that came across, so I forwarded them to Dharma friends for sharing. If the peace and serenity among parent and offspring could spread and prevail, there would be no need to worry about that the world were not in peace. We could practice to regard all sentient beings as having some parent-offspring connection with us in some past lives, and hence we try to apply the tender kindness of parent-offspring bond in our daily interaction with others.

Written in Chinese and translated on September 30, 2008
El Cerrito, California

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