Work Practice & Community Service
Love your neighbor as yourself. --Matthew 22:39
Buddhism and Christianity agree that the task of each follower must be to break down, to the extent possible, the unexamined division between self and other. It is this division, seemingly so real and so necessary, that in fact underpins our feelings of alienation and anxiety, and that holds us back from living and giving fully. As we engage in contemplative practice, we begin to perceive that our efforts to purify our own minds are not ultimately seperate from our efforts to serve all beings. Activity undertaken with the full engagement of body and mind holds the key. As our work becomes a moving meditation, we can begin to serve others as a natural function, without any notion that it is we who give and someone else who receives. God's love embraces all.