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All tremble at violence; life is dear to all. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should 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 BodhiBuddhadharma magazine (Fall 2007)​