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    Is the sentence correct?

    Our school of Buddhism believes the followers must think of other people, not only of ourselves. For example, when we pray, we pray for others and not only for our own benefit. We must help others. We must not only think of ourselves. When other fellow believers are in trouble, we should help them. In this way, we will attain happiness.

    We usually say we practise for others besides ourselves.


    Based on the above is the following sentence correct? If not, how should I reword it?

    Our school of Buddhism practises for the sake of ourselves and others.


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    Re: Is the sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Our school of Buddhism believes the followers must think of other people, not only of themselves. For example, when we pray, we pray for others and not only for our own benefit. We must help others. We must not only think of ourselves. When other fellow believers are in trouble, we should help them. In this way, we will attain happiness.
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    Re: Is the sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Our school of Buddhism believes the followers must think of other people, not only of ourselves. For example, when we pray, we pray for others and not only for our own benefit. We must help others. We must not only think of ourselves. When other fellow believers are in trouble, we should help them. In this way, we will attain happiness.

    We usually say we practise for others besides ourselves.


    Based on the above is the following sentence correct? If not, how should I reword it?

    Our school of Buddhism practises for the sake of ourselves and others.
    Thanks, Clark, for pointing out the error in the sentences in bold.

    What about the last sentence? Is it correctly phrased? If not, how would I reword it?

    Thanks.


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    Re: Is the sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, Clark, for pointing out the error in the sentences in bold.

    What about the last sentence? Is it correctly phrased? If not, how would I reword it?

    Thanks.
    We usually say that we practise not only for ourselves but also for others.

    Though I think the word 'practise' sounds somewhat odd here.


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    Re: Is the sentence correct?

    When other fellow believers are in trouble, we should help them. In this way, we will attain happiness.
    I am not sure if you intended the message given by this. I am not a "fellow believer", yet is my suffering any less great because of that? Are you simply a mutual benefit club, like some collection of businessmen that come together solely to conspire against the public?

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    Re: Is the sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by thod00 View Post
    I am not sure if you intended the message given by this. I am not a "fellow believer", yet is my suffering any less great because of that? Are you simply a mutual benefit club, like some collection of businessmen that come together solely to conspire against the public?
    I want to know whether the folloiwng sentence is correctly worded?

    Our school of Buddhism practises for the sake of ourselves and others.

    Thanks.

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