Buddhist Thoughts: Taking advantage

This week I found a very short quote but it is very fitting:

Do not think of studying Buddhism in order to gain some advantage as a reward for practicing Buddhism.
– Dogen

Of course, Buddhism is practised by many and even more, including myself, see it as a philosophy and practise not so much. However, whether you love the philosophy, practise Buddhism or whatever your motivation is: don’t use Buddhism to take advantage of anything. It creates bad karma.