This quote by Buddha reminds me of Maria's attempts to convert me and her belief that good deeds aren't enough. I think showing compassion for others and doing good deeds are the most important aspects of life. Buddhist beliefs state that everyone should strive to help liberate all sentient beings from samsara, the cycle of birth and death and suffering. If good deeds don't matter, then what does? In Buddhist beliefs, good deeds matter because they are an important part of developing compassion for others. Christianity focuses on compassion for others, but it seems that many Christians and Buddhists alike have lost sight of what is important. What do you think?