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In Buddhism, we are the mothers of all.
Even if we do not have children, even if we are male, we give birth to the future as we live the present.
The future is our child, and we are its mothers, regardless of biological childbirthing ability.
The environment is our child. Our peers are our children. The future population of this planet, all of them, each and every one, are our children.
Why? Because we create the future in the present.
We are called to treat the environment with the obligation and duty of a mother with her child. We are called to treat all sentient life with the obligations and duty of a mother with her child.
What kind of child are we raising? Let us pray it be a cakravartin.