Buddhism Day by Day: All Children Are Gems, Full of Precious Potential
“All children are gems, full of precious potential. There is hope in every child since life itself is full of hope. Should the hopes of children be stifled or broken, that would be our responsibility as adults. It pains my heart to see what goes on in today’s society. I do not want to see the eyes of children darkened with fear and clouded with tears of sorrow. Society must be absolutely transformed. Children are mirrors that reflect adults in society. When adults are ailing and their vision clouded, children will also suffer. Let us wipe away the tears of sorrow from the face of each child! We must protect children and give them courage, strength and vitality. It is parents who nurtured children, the hope of humanity. How noble parents are! What great mission and responsibility they fulfill.”
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.