>> Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Here is S. creating relationships in his new school. Interconnecting. Reaching out. I walked into the soccer field to find S. laughing with another boy he met a week ago or so. Happiness. The desire of every human being, be it western or eastern culture. How do we reach it? How do we stay there? What do we teach to our kids?
Everyone can understand from natural experience and common sense that affection is crucial from the day of birth; it is the basis of life. The very survival of our body requires the affection of others, to whom we also respond with affection. Though mixed with attachment, this affection is not based on physical or sexual attraction, so it can be extended to all living beings without bias.
- Dalai Lama