My real guru to teach me the value of compassion is my mother.
— The Dalai Lama
The other night, we enjoyed a screening of the film Happy. During the film, the Dalai Lama is seen speaking on the topic of mothers and compassion.
So the bond, closeness between mother and child is not by law. And not by religious teaching, but by nature. Compassion is from birth in our blood. It is there, not only at the beginning but of your whole life.
We've got nothin' on the Dalai Lama when it comes to words of wisdom connecting compassion and moms.
However, the following simple question occurred to us: Where would be be without our mothers?
As we leave you to ponder that, we serve up a slideshow of mothers and their children from around the world. And we wish all mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day.
Mothers from Around the World
If you don’t have a high-speed connection or you'd like to read the captions, you can view the Mother and Child, Around the World photo set.
Mothers featured in the following slideshow are from: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma (Myanmar), China, Ecuador, Guatemala, India, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, Thailand, Turkmenistan and Vietnam.