“If we think that the Buddhist view of practicing compassion is going around saving the unenlightened, then that’s not different from the view of the religious sects whose members knock on our doors, bringing the ‘good word’ to us right in our homes.
They’re trying to save us from our sins and that’s a very kind gesture. But that’s not how we should try to benefit people; we’re not trying to save anyone with our little Buddhist trip.
Our trip or spiritual journey here is simply leading a way of life with intelligence and compassion and bringing benefit to people through the natural expression of those qualities.”
–Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Rebel Buddha