This story is sourced from the book 'Buddha at Bedtime' by Dharmachari Nagaraja
Four princesses who live in a grand palace love to spend time in nature. They know all of the flowers, trees and insects in the forest, or at least they thought they did.
When they learn of a magical tree unknown to them, they ask the gardener to take them to visit, but the tree is only visible on their birthday.
Find out what the princesses see and discover one of natures eldest lessons.
After listening to this story, consider the following:
Do you have a special tree that you like to visit? Set a consistent date each month to visit and record all the changes you notice.
All of the princesses see something different, but instead of arguing, they learn that often people see things differently from others. Can you think of an experience when you and a friend had different opinions about the same thing? How did you resolve the differences?
The four princesses know all of the trees, flowers and insects in their garden. Spend a day in your garden or local park and record all of the species there.