Be silent, make your mind calm and
maintain it unruffled
You are the handiwork of mother earth.
Consider your contribution for the
betterment of humanity.
As you came out of your mother's womb
you commenced to inhale the air
from the atmosphere
you learned to produce sounds.
You learned from the gentle breeze, the rain, and those
sounds uttered by birds and animals;
from the words spoken by your parents.
You learned to speak.
You were nourished on your mother's milk
Which had its origin
In the fertility sucked from the
produce of the earth.
The love we confer upon earth
Springs from our deep affection to our mother.
Human life is
the product of divine creation;
Divinity is the blend of truth and justice.
—Walter Jayawardene, Sri Lanka
From One and Universal: Prayers and Meditations from Around the World, edited by John Midgley, president of the British General Assembly.
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