Sunday, June 2, 2013

Little Buddha

Sometimes it takes a morally precocious toddler to help us tell right from wrong.

(To watch this extraordinary video in English, view it here on Youtube where you can click on the transcripts icon next to "add to" just below the video. The translation will then scroll below the video in real time.)

I must have started leaking tears around the same time the boy's remarkable mother did. How many parents just say “shut up and eat your octopus!” Flash forward five years, and this loving, fair-minded little boy may be happily chowing down on a Big Mac with his mother – such are the pressures and inducements of our meat-mesmerized culture.

Or he and his lovingly flexible mother may be helping to lead the movement against our species’ history of violence.
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