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Q. If you could only choose one way, kindness or Buddhism, which would you choose?

Q. If you could only choose one way, kindness or Buddhism, which would you choose?

A. This sounds like a koan, a tricky Zen question but is a very simple question to answer if you know the essence of Buddhism because whichever you may choose, you will make the same answer. Choosing one is not different from choosing the other because both of them contain each other as non-duality, Oneness.

Kindness in Buddhism means compassion, which is the function of the true-Self, non-duality that is the core of Buddhism. In fact, kindness and Buddhism are inseparable from each other because they are one. Kindness is to Buddhism as winds are to air.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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