The essence of Buddhism
The essence of Buddhism is if you can, help others. If not, then at least refrain from hurting others.
Whenever Buddhism has taken root in a new land there has always been a certain variation in the style in which it is observed.
Wasting any essence of this precious human existence is almost like taking poison while being fully aware of the consequences.
If you want to practice Tibetan Buddhism you should take the essence and try to adapt it to your cultural background and conditions.
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it. Carl R. Rogers
The Buddha himself taught differently according to place, the occasion, and the situation of those who were listening to him. So, all of us have a great responsibility to take the essence of Buddhism and put it into practice in our own lives.
“The real essence of work is concentrated energy.” – Walter Bagehot