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Buddhism in Action for Peace
History & Philosophy
Stories and reflections on the Buddhist approach to life
The writer Goethe was an unflagging optimist. How was he able to maintain such optimism? Because he was always active. He did not allow his life to stagnate. He writes: "It is better to do the smallest thing in the world than to hold half an hour to be too small a thing." Spending thirty minutes a day assiduously challenging some undertaking can completely change our lives.
[Selected from published guidance]