RELIGION LIBRARY

Mahayana Buddhism

Ethics and Community

Principles of Moral Thought and Action

Karma is at the center of all discussions of morality and ethics in the Mahayana, along with the idea of selfless compassion (karuna). It is the bodhisattvas' selfless compassion, coupled with wisdom (prajna) and skillful means (upaya), that compels them to remain in the world to aid other beings.

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