1. This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

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  2. My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

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  3. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.

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  4. Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.

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  5. We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

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  6. Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.

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  7. Religion, any religion, no matter what sort of wonderful religion, never be universal. So now education is universal, so we have to sort of find ways and means through education system, from kindergarten up to university level, to make awareness these good things, the values, inner values.

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  8. Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.

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  9. I always say that people should not rush to change religions. There is real value in finding the spiritual resources you need in your home religion.

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  10. My main hope is eventually, in modern education field, introduce education about warm-heartedness, not based on religion, but based on common experience and a common sort of sense, and then scientific finding.

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  11. If you have religious faith, very good, you can add on secular ethics, then religious belief, add on it, very good. But even those people who have no interest about religion, okay, it's not religion, but you can train through education.

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  12. If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.

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