ENGAGED BUDDHISM MOVEMENT AFFECTS SOCIAL LIFE
ABSTRACT:In the twentieth century, a politically and socially involved form of Buddhism known as Engaged Buddhism arose, quickly growing into a vast and powerful movement across Buddhist Asia. Then it became popular in Western Buddhism. This Buddhism movement developed into a forum for expressing people's political aspirations. It developed into psychological and functional emancipation for marginalized peoples and economic prosperity for the disadvantaged. In this article, the author examines a small portion of creating a modern Buddhist movement and its participation in social life. As they formulate their different responses to their specific crises and challenges, the New Buddhist movement's founders and leaders all draw on traditional Buddhist ideas, values, and principles. Their common grounding in traditional Buddhism connects the numerous Engaged Buddhist groups. In other words, Engaged Buddhism is based on conventional Buddhist values. Economic, environmental, and ecological teachings were all taught by the Buddha. All comes into being through a process of causes and conditions, etc., according to this definition, also known as dependent origination. In other words, Engaged Buddhism is a form of spiritual activism that also happens to be social activism.