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Buddhism in Action for Peace
History & Philosophy
Stories and reflections on the Buddhist approach to life
Without practice or actual efforts, there is no bodhisattva. Action is the essence of a Buddha. A self-centered life lived solely in pursuit of one's own benefit and fortune is empty and base. A Bodhisattva of the Earth, in contrast, respects others and works for their happiness.
[Selected from published guidance]