"There are many religions seeking to bring comfort and happiness to humanity, just as
there are many treatments for a particular disease. All religions endeavor to help
living beings avoid misery and find happiness. Although we may prefer one religious
perspective to another, there is a much stronger case for unity, stemming from
common desires of the human heart. Each religion works to lessen suffering and
contribute to the world; conversion is not the point. I do not think about converting
others to Buddhism or merely furthering the Buddhist cause. Instead, I try to think of
how I as a Buddhist can contribute to the happiness of all living beings."