Before I got interested in Buddhism, I was always very passionate about human beings and helping those in need. I guess that's one of the reasons why I began looking into the peace corps. I was just curious as to what the people on this forum thought of that kind of thing. Or is there another way to do the same thing but without going through the government?
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata. (The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]? (The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly. Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.” Blog,Suttas,Aj Chah,Facebook. "Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."
Sorry I should explain. I keep forgetting that a lot of the users on this forum are from the UK or elsewhere.
The Peace Corps basically is a US government sponsored group that goes to third world countries and helps out there in a variety of different ways, from teaching kids english to construction and social work for troubled children.