The very purpose of religion ~ 14th Dalai Lama

If you really take an interest in Buddhism, then the most important thing is implementation-practice. To study Bud dhism and then use it as a weapon in order to criticize others’ theories or ideologies is wrong. The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others. Rather, we must criticize ourselves. How much am I doing about my anger? About my attachment, about my hatred, about my pride, my jealousy? These are the things which we must check in daily life.


14th Dalai Lama

from the book Kindness, Clarity, and Insight

translated by Jeffrey Hopkins


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