The following talks are taken from BBC Radio 4's "Thought for the Day" series. Most are by Vishvapani, a Triratna member and are given from a Buddhist perspective. Occasionally relevant talks by speakers from various other faith traditions are included.
"This brief, uninterrupted interlude has the capacity to plant a seed of thought that stays with listeners during the day. Thought for the Day is broadcast during the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 every morning at around 7.45am."
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
The Story of Yueyue
The Rev. Lucy Winkett on the tragic story of Yueyue, the little two-year-old Chinese girl who was run over just outside her home. Eighteen people ignored little Yueyue lying in a pool of blood. Cyclists and rickshaws weaved to avoid her and she was run over by a second vehicle.
Eventually, street cleaner Chen Xianmei picked up Yueyue from the street in Foshan in China’s Guangdong Province.