As practitioners of meditation, we have to work with the karmic situation of America (or wherever we live) to start with. A certain reformation can take place by natural force—not necessarily through carrying placards or staging demonstrations. On the other hand, change is not going to happen in an easy or luxurious way. To begin with, we don’t know what the reformation is going to look like. We have to work on our own inspiration. The city could reform. The whole world could reform. Our duty is to help.
From “The Sacred Society,” in Work, Sex, Money: Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness, page 9.