“We Buddhists love in a world without a god. For many of the others, the Creator God is the center of their teaching. But they all agree that love and compassion make better people. For our religion, mahakaruna, the great healing kindness toward all sentient beings, is the most important thing.”
–From The Dalai Lama: His Essential Wisdom, edited by Carol Kelly-Gangi (New York: Fall River Press, 2007), pp. 7-10.