"…Underneath the thin layers of personality we are joined together at the amygdala and the neocortex, at the thumb, and at the upright, forward-facing hip. We are all part of the same project, whether it be simple survival, as some scientists insist, or some unknown purpose of a mysterious guiding intelligence. Meditation teaches us that we are human, and as some mystics say, “When we remember we are human we are praying.” Since we have so much in common, perhaps we could simply consider our journey toward self-realization in the plural. Instead of asking “Who am I?” the question could become “Who are we?” Our inquiry then becomes a community koan, a joint millennial project, and we all immediately become great saints—called Bodhisattvas in Buddhism—helping each other evolve. In this evolutionary sport, we are all on the same team."
- Wes Nisker, “Buddha’s Nature”