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If Buddhism proclaims that due to your deeper seeing we can change our view and from there again change our actions which again changes the cause and effects in our life why is there any need for social work for salvation? It seems that all are walking the path towards enlightenment together at their own pace with their own challenges.
January 10, 2012, 3:19 am
We cannot change the law of cause and effect on our physical level. Even if we were enlightened, there would still be economic challenges, unchanged.
We would feel hunger, tiredness and the challenge of life and death. These aspects are concerned with our body. But that is not all there is.
We do have a body and also a soul and wisdom that reaches beyond the limits of our bodies. This wisdom is called Buddhism.
The law of cause and effect does not change. Using our original mind of wisdom, we can use our limited body and life in the most healthy way, we can work with patience even amidst great economic challenges. We are able to see all from a wider, all inclusive perspective.