Buddhist teachings posit that due to countless births all sentient beings are mother to all other beings. is sentiment, together with associated meditation practices, Buddhists believe, engenders compassion for all beings. Ideally, from this perspective, love and regard for one’s mother should guide all human relations. Matte-Blanco (1975, 1988) would view this perception, that all beings are mother, as was described in Chapter 6, as an example of the deepest level of “symmetrization,” where “everything mysteriously becomes everything else.”