Friday, September 06, 2002

The Bodhisattva Forest

Here is a quotation by Lord Buddha which I came across during an outing with my family at the Singapore Zoological Gardens- fragile forest exhibit:

"The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence,
that makes no demands for sustenance and extends generously the products of its activity;
it affords protection to all beings, offering shade even to the axeman who destroys it."

-Lord Buddha, 500 B.C.

The above saying, which shows the compassionate side of nature, is one of the few others that are exhibited on the walls of the gallery. Do look out for it when you visit the zoo :)

With metta, Robin

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