Buddhism Day by Day: Value Your Individuality, Knowing that Each of us is a Flower With a Bloom Like no Other
“Wildflowers are neither vain nor haughty, neither jealous nor servile. Living in accord with their unique mission, characterizing the Buddhist principle of equality of cherry, peach and damson blossoms, they neither envy other flowers nor belittle themselves. They take pride in their individuality, knowing that each is a flower with a bloom like no other. Even the prettiest and most delicate wildflowers are by no means weak. They may seem fragile, but they are strong, unperturbed by rain or wind. “
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.