“Buddhism is not a religion that closes its eye to people’s suffering; it is teaching that open people’s eyes. Therefore, Buddhism is the path that enables people to become happy. To turn away our eyes from the contradictions of society and rid ourselves of all worldly thoughts is not the way of Buddhist practice.
The true spirt of meditation lies in manifesting our innate wisdom in society and resolutely struggle for the happiness of ourselves and others, and construct a better society.”
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.