“May the world enjoy boundless peace”

The Four Friends is a symbol of harmony. In the ancient times, before the coming of the Buddha, an elephant, a monkey, a hare and a grouse lived in the jungles of the Kingdom of Kashinagar, which is in present day Varanasi, in India.They lived in harmony, enjoying each other’s company. They decided that the source of happiness lay in respect for others, and wishing to share this revelation with the world, set out to spread the word. 

For World Peace Day, the Four Friends reminds us of the strength of the collective in creating a world where all can experience boundless peace, enjoying the happiness that emanates from a world free of conflict. Be kind, be compassionate and peace will follow.