Buddhism Day by Day: Diversity Engenders Respect & Desire for Further Exploration
“Buddhism teaches equality and absolute respect for the dignity of life. Educating people to be citizens of the world begins with cultivating respect, compassion and empathy for others. I am certain that friendship and limitless trust in people can empower us to overcome socially disruptive discrimination and hatred. Openminded exchanges on the popular level will be increasingly important in the years to come. When people engaged in mind-to-mind dialogue, they are grateful to see ethic and cultural differences not as obstacles but as expressions of society — enriching diversity that engenders respect and a desire for further exploration.”
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.