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.