Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend on motivation.
If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.
What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.
Dangerous consequences will follow when politicians and rulers forget moral principles. Whether we believe in God or karma, ethics is the foundation of every religion.
When things are desperate, there is no need to pretend that everything is beautiful.
A good motivation is what is needed: compassion without dogmatism, without complicated philosophy; just understanding that others are human brothers and sisters and respecting their human rights and dignities. That we humans can help each other is one of our unique human capacities.
The foundation of the Buddha's teachings lies in compassion, and the reason for practicing the teachings is to wipe out the persistence of ego, the number-one enemy of compassion.