Welcome to the thought farm.  Buddhists are farmers.  They till the rich, fertile soil of the bodymind and plant the seeds of the dharma.  Through life-long learning and practice they fertilize and nurture the plants.  The fruits and veggies of wholesome character, loving-kindness, selflessness and generosity of spirit are just some of the positive habits and dispositions harvested.

Buddhist traditions, old and new, all share a goal of alleviating suffering.  The path to get there may differ.  The intent remains the same.  Dharma speaks many languages.