The Purpose of Life

Floating_BuddhaWe consider that the purpose of life is to develop compassion for all living beings without discrimination, and to work for their good, happiness, and peace; and to develop wisdom, leading to the realization of Ultimate Truth.

 —Basic Points Unifying the Theravāda and the Mahāyāna, approved unanimously by the First Congress of the World Buddhist Sangha Council, 1967

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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4 Responses to The Purpose of Life

  1. paulfarma says:

    It sounds like a tenet of Theosophy however I am for the unification you wrote. PKL

    • Tashi Nyima says:

      This is a statement written by Ven. Walpola Rahula for the World Buddhist Sangha Council –it has nothing to do with theosophy. Ven. Rahula was a Theravada monk.

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