This time, I want to talk about the hand of the cradle, which can also be an important driving force for the advancement of Buddhism.
I have a friend who has been a dignified “princess” (when she was young, she loved others to call herself “princess” so much), and now is the mother of three children. She has a bold, active, and talkative character. When she was pregnant with her third child, she said: “After I gave birth to this child, I decided to become a full-time young grandmother.” (In the end, my friend still couldn’t do so. Still. Busy for work and family)
When she was young, she was an excellent Buddhist. For life, work, and family, she is now drifting away from Buddhist organizations. However, she never “forgot” Buddhism. This can be seen from the fact that the names she gave to her twin children are very “dharmic.” The couple still insist on their identity as Buddhists.
My friend is good at writing words, so he opened his own blog to write about life, children, and native family. Nowadays, there are more children, and an exclusive channel for children has been set up, which often uploads children’s knowledge about nature and science.
I once met a local Buddhist leader who was also a mother. She said that no matter how hard it was, she still insisted on setting up children’s Buddhism classes in the Buddhist society in balancing work, family, and the Buddhist society. But she confessed that she has selfish intentions and hopes that her children will grow up in five years and be able to participate in children’s Buddhist classes.
Five years later, the Buddhist school has indeed entered a mature operating mechanism. Not only her children will benefit, but children in other communities will also have the opportunity to learn Buddhism.