Progressive Buddhism

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Progressive Buddhism

Postby DGA » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:42 pm

I'm trying to understand how the concept of Progressive Buddhism differs from Engaged Buddhism. Here, we have an argument that PB and EB are identical:

http://progressivebuddhism.blogspot.com ... gaged.html

although I suspect that it may be possible for a Buddhist to hold politically progressive positions (a set of convictions) without practicing in the world in an engaged way (putting those felt convictions into practice).

Can anyone help a guy out and clarify what Progressive Buddhism is vis a vis Engaged Buddhism?
I don't know anything about Hongaku Jodo.

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Re: Progressive Buddhism

Postby Josef » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:01 pm

In my opinion engaged Buddhism is a bit misleading in general.
The idea of engaged Buddhism implies that there is some kind of disengaged Buddhism. This in my opinion could not be further from the truth.
What could possibly be more engaged than directly encountering and overcoming the very root of suffering?

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Re: Progressive Buddhism

Postby Buddhist Prime » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:18 am

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Re: Progressive Buddhism

Postby muni » Thu May 03, 2012 8:38 am

Nangwa wrote:In my opinion engaged Buddhism is a bit misleading in general.
The idea of engaged Buddhism implies that there is some kind of disengaged Buddhism. This in my opinion could not be further from the truth.
What could possibly be more engaged than directly encountering and overcoming the very root of suffering?


"The cause of suffering is self grasping.

The cause of happiness is unbiased love.
Then we know the nature of our mind". Garchen Rinpoche.

I posted this youtube already, no harm to repeat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcUqhifbD3o
Projecting onto others is projecting onto projections. The answer lies in us, not in the other.

Don’t investigate the root of things,
Investigate the root of Mind!
Once the mind’s root has been found,
You’ll know one thing, yet all is thereby freed.
But if the root of Mind you fail to find,
You will know everything but nothing
understand. Guru Rinpoche.


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