Sunday, June 2, 2013

I love Buddhism but...

I love Buddhism but .... I love "Do good, Avoid doing bad, enhance purity of heart" better. Anything that promotes these 3 values is enough for me. It does not need to be called "Buddhism". It does not even have to be a religion or spiritual thing. It can be secular ethics. If we can live by these ideals, we will be in harmony with anyone, irrespective of religion. At the same time, we will be upholding our Buddhist religion's core principle. Why so? Because doing good, not doing bad and purity of heart are basic human values. His Holiness the Dalai Lama always emphasise on this point to focus more on our core values as human beings and go beyond our narrow concepts of race, religion, state or nation.

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