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Progressive Buddhism

Postby Jikan » 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?
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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
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