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Buddhism: Life is Both Good & Evil

Buddhism teaches that human life is endowed simultaneously with both good and evil. The human mind is interpreted as partaking of ten different conditions, or states, including, at one end of the scale, hell which is filled with suffering; hunger dominated by greed; and animality, characterized by fear of the strong and contempt for the weak. At the other end are the Bodhisattva and Buddha conditions — states of mind in which people strive to help others by eliminating suffering and imparting happiness, Buddhism further teaches that the nature of life for good and evil to be essentially inseparable.

(Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the philosophy)

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