INNERVIEWS: Lama Surya Das (2000)
According to Lama Surya Das, the author of Awakening the Buddha Within, everything is karma; there are no accidents. Karma is something that we make through our actions, through our words and deeds, through our practice and through our inner life. He notes that Buddhist principles are very applicable to daily life today.
With or without converting to Buddhism you can practice its principles and gain more spiritual health through relaxing, meditating, praying, or practicing yoga. Lama Surya Das also urges us to awaken to who we really are, in order to find meaning and purpose in our own lives.