“The essence of Buddhism lies in one’s behavior as a human being”

This statement comes from the SGI study material for August (The Three Kinds of Treasure). The SGI material goes on to talk about leadership in the SGI, but what do you think about this statement?

How is our behavior the essence of Buddhism?

I thought about this as I was driving to work this morning. On the radio there was talk of a “Christian” church in Florida planning to burn a Koran/Quran on September 11. The members of this church must believe they are serving their God and their behavior is the essence of Christianity. Most of the world thinks it’s a really bad idea.