'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Sunday, 11 January 2009

My Heart's Aim


"So with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings: Radiating kindness over the entire world."



  1. ah bless Katherine. Yes yes yes. And The Dalai Lama. It is a noble aim, a humble aim, kindness and compassion. Thanks for writing this. It is my aim too.

  2. You have heard of The Birdman of Alcatraz? Well you have become The Birdwoman of Tauranga - a modern day Dr Doolittle. Word will get round and NZ folk will be bringing you injured kiwis and the like. Soon you will have your own TV show and you will be rich!

  3. That's the Metta Sutta from the Sutta Nipata. It's the translation I like best, too.

    I've committed the whole thing to memory and include it in my daily practice. It's a wonderful teaching.

    Nice posting, Katherine!

  4. Such a beautiful quote, Katherine, and so true. Greetings from the "other side"!
    -- Paul

  5. I think kindness is the quality I most look for in my friends. I love those first few lines.