In secular, non-dual and life-affirming Advayavada Buddhism, the Path expounded by the Buddha as the correct existential attitude and way of life is understood as an ongoing reflexion at the level of our personal lives of wondrous overall existence becoming over time. What we experience as good, right or beneficial, indeed as progress, is identified as that which takes place in the same direction that wondrous existence as a whole flows in of its own accord.
The teaching of the Buddha is seen as a Way of Reconciliation with wondrous all-encompassing existence just right as it is, i.e. as it truly is beyond our commonly limited and biased personal experience of it - the purpose of Advayavada Buddhism is i.o.w. to help us become a true part of the wondrous whole. It is further reminiscent of Zen, panentheism and Spinoza. The application of the aforegoing in our daily lives is the main topic of this Network.
Another important objective of this Network is to actively help uncover and develop the vast underlying secular and impartial common ground shared by all people without exception everywhere in the world. Abundant uncontaminated and fertile common ground is essential for multiculturalism to succeed.
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All our initiatives are based further on the general principles of
1) the secular state;
2) a multicultural society;
3) liberal democratic governance;
4) the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
5) gender equality and education for all;
6) fair trading and sharing;
7) non-violence and peace;
8) Common Ground conflict resolution*;
9) the care for health and environment;
and 10) international cooperation and solidarity.
* "First our common ground, then our religion or belief."