Evolutionary Buddhism

The concept of evolutionary Buddhism slipped into my mind after reading Ken Wilbur’s highly (from my lowly) perspective,in his article (available somewhere online) on The Fourth Turning of Buddhism. Then Spirit totally messed up my thinking, intentionally, I think. He seems determined to clear my mind of the need of absolutes. He has his work cut for him, eh?

Grass-Roots Spiritual Philosophy 101

Our simple seeker was puzzled with the
seemingly contradictory and mutually
exclusive (from her albeit limited
understanding) terms of evolutionary
Buddhism rolled in together.

What seems to be the problem?

Buddhism and evolution together?

Everything is together.

But, spirituality should be forever.

It is.

But not necessarily as it was
or may yet be?

Exactly.

Then how can anyone …

Which anyone?

This anyone, me. How can I ever understand
something that keeps developing, when it
isn’t what it was and may not be what it is?
I need stability.

There isn’t any.

Then what is there to hold onto?

In what way?

In thinking.

You could try holding onto the concept of
endless change.

That would be easy if I was looking
out of a high window at traffic below.

We are doing just that.

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