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
"Despite the fact that we are a ceaselessly transforming stream, interdependent with other beings and the whole world, we imagine that there exists in us an unchanging entity that characterizes us and that we must protect and please. A thorough analysis of this reveals that it is only a fictitious mental construct".
Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche.