Jul 2, 2009

Only with open space created by dialogue, whether conducted with our neighbours, with history, with nature or the cosmos, can human wholeness be sustained. We are not born human in any but a biological sense; we can only learn to know ourselves and others, and thus be trained in the ways of human being. We do this by immersion in the ocean of language and dialogue fed by the springs of cultural tradition.

Daisaku Ikeda