But for all its benefits in offering moral guidance and meaning in life, in today's secular world religion alone is no longer adequate as a basis for ethics.
I think really, China, Chinese, I think they really have a long history of civilization, rich culture.
Like and dislike, gain and loss, praise and blame, fame and disgrace: these are the eight mundane concerns which condition our existence.
Today more than ever before life must be characterised by a sense of universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life. Life is as dear to the mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures'.
The fourth and final circuit is our ability to be generous.
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.