The oak tree in the garden
I want to make a dent in all the suffering out there, but my problem is believing the fallacy that I need to make a dent that is significant to me.
But how is it possible to know the effects of even the smallest action? In a very real sense, I have no idea what I'm doing or what the universe is doing.
The first of the Bodhisattva Vows is a daunting proposition: "All beings without number I vow to liberate". To keep our vow, we can only speak and do the things that seem right at the moment - hopefully things that are kind, helpful and sincere - and leave the consequences to themselves.