Today is Mother’s Day in England, and this quote from The Dharmmapada – The Sayings of the Buddha, is in honour our mothers and our whole family.
When a need has arisen, friends are a blessing,
A blessing is contentment with whatever (there be)
A blessing is the wholesome deed at the end of life,
A blessing it is to relinquish all sorrow.
A blessing in the world is reverence for mother,
A blessing, too, is reverence for father,
A blessing in the world is reverence for the recluse,
A blessing too reverence of the Brahmana
A blessing is virtue into old age,
A blessing is faith established,
A blessing is the attainment of insight-wisdom,
A blessing it is to refrain from doing wrongs.