I continually pray for the “Children of Light” who are raised with the heart of altruism and purity in this country of Sri Lanka, to become great Bodhi minds for the welfare and good relations of both countries, and to illuminate peace in the world by inheriting the teaching and wish of the Buddha.
Sri Lanka has a beauty like that of a precious gem that radiates with light. At the opening ceremony of the Shinnyo-en Lanka Free Nursery School, founder Mahanayake Shinjo Ito expressed his heartfelt wish, 'for the children of this precious gem that is Sri Lanka, to cultivate lives full of blessings and joy to light the way to a bright future'. Every student here represents hope. I pray for each to become a beacon that will light Sri Lanka and the world with the Buddha's wisdom and compassion.