Thursday, 1 December 2011

Teach The Little Children

Time: 7:42am

"Mothers in society are the first lamas, or gurus, of compassion; our spiritual lamas come later in life. Our mothers teach us the power and value of compassion right from birth."

Fathers don't have an equally important role in teaching compassion, such fluffy feelings are for the mummies, as usual. Thank you, Facebook and the Dalai Lama.


Anonymous said...

That is scrambling for a gripe. You don't get fed from your father's teat, do you? Whose voice and breathing do you develop your organs to the sound of? Who else could have that impact...? Men are not naturally compassionate.
Sexism, maybe, but it is built into us since before history. Pointless gripe to pointless gripe.

Kimberley said...

Ah, the milk of human kindness. But if men aren't naturally compassionate, are they somehow immune? I guess formula-fed babies are out of luck too.

While I'm sure the environment of the pregnancy has an impact on the baby, I don't see how there would be a compassion transfer from mum to babe, specifically. Also, it's not like the baby is completely cut off from the father in the womb. And once the baby's out, well, the mother might be the most important, but that can be for a relatively short time - it can even out.