"For a child, enjoyment is complete. Whatever he sees, he makes a joyful thing out of it. Look at children. I've seen children, they find anything, they make a joy out of it. ... You see, they find anything, any space, they make a joyful thing from it, a play for them. For them life is also a play. Just a thing of enjoyment. And they make you also enjoy everything. If you are not in a good mood, they'll come and behave in such a manner that you'll have to come round and become a very simple, natural person. So to see a simple, natural person, we always say they are like children. It means they do not understand the cunning. They do not understand the stupidity of the people, they live in a world of innocence.
Children are the most interesting things, I think, in the world. For me roses are very beautiful, but children are the most interesting thing, and they teach you so many things that you are surprised at their innocence."
(H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Shri Ganesha Puja September 2000)
"Children are living beings, more living than grown-up people who have built shells of habit around themselves. Therefore it is absolutely necessary for their mental health and development that they should not have mere schools for their lessons, but a world whose guiding spirit is personal love."