Quote Originally Posted by Bansho
. . . it is volitional action, which can take the form of thoughts, words or deeds.
I don't think that says hardly anything at all, on its own. Seeing actions in isolation from their causes and consequences is not helpful, is it?

What is important is the kind of actions we are talking about, and this is discovered by taking into account the causes and consequences of the actions in question. And there we have cause and effect.

I'm reluctant to quote any excerpts from it directly, as it is copyrighted.
You're safe to quote from anything at all for the purpose of discussion, so long as you don't duplicate long swathes of the stuff, which, hopefully, you wouldn't do.