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All tremble at violence; life is dear to all. Putting oneself in the place of another, one would not kill nor cause another to kill.
                                                                                                   Dhammapada, verse 130

"Dhammapada: The Path of Dhamma", edited by Access to Insight. Access to Insight (BCBS Edition), 30 November 2013, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/index.html

​The special challenge facing Buddhism in our age is to stand up as an advocate for justice in the world, a voice of conscience for those victims of social, economic, and political injustice who cannot stand up and speak for themselves. This, in my view, is a deeply moral challenge marking a watershed in the modern expression of Buddhism. I believe it also points in a direction that Buddhism should take if it is to share in the Buddha’s ongoing mission to humanity.​   ​ ​​Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi*

 *Text excerpts from​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ "​​​​​​A Challenge to Buddhists", Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Buddhadharma magazine (Fall 2007)​​

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It is right for you to doubt; doubt has arisen in you about dubious matters. Come, Kalamas, do not rely on oral tradition, or on the lineage of teachers, or on holy scriptures, or on abstract logic. Do not place blind trust in impressive personalities or in venerated gurus, but examine the issue for yourselves. When you know for yourselves that something is unwholesome and harmful, then you should reject it. And when you know for yourselves that something is wholesome and beneficial, then you should accept it and put it into practice.  — AN 3.65
    

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"The Buddha and His Dhamma", Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi. Access to Insight (BCBS Edition), 30 November 2013       http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/bodhi/wheel433.html 
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