been reading one of his books ,found this passage very enlightening.May you enjoy it too.
If you go a little deeper,you will see that what we do together,what we say together,what we think together will have an effect on us and on the world,now and later on.In the Buddhist teaching,nothing is strictly individual and nothing is strictly collective.These notions are relative.
You might think that your body is your individual possession.but your body belongs to the world as well.Suppose you are a driver and your safety depends on your optic nerve.You think of your optic nerves as something stricly
individual;they belong to you and you are the one who profits
from them and is responsible for them.But if you are a bus driver,all of us who sit in your bus rely on your optic nerves very much.Our lives depend on you.That is why to say "it's my own life" Is a bit naive.We are in you ,and you are in us .We inter-are.
If I may comment the text by the Master,We are all parts of the oneness of the universe.May you join in this way of thinking ,bringing in peace to this sometimes warring world.
With Loving Kindness,
a simple buddhist named