Unit 14ProgressThe Oxford English Dictionary defines progress as:"Going on to a further or higher stage, or to further or higher stages successively; advance,advancement; growth, development, continuous increase; usually in good sense, advance to better andbetter conditions, continuous improvement." (source: http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/00189652?query_type=word&queryword=progress&edition=2e&first=1&max_to_show=10&sort_type=alpha&search_id=zFDT-Hmmi1h-3023, Dec 5, 2002)For Adam Smith the Free Market Economy was progress over feudalism; For Karl Marx Communismpromoting more equality was progress over the capitalistic inequalities deriving from the Free Market Economy.People in the West who turn to Buddhism for spiritual fulfillment, for them this is progress over materialism;Environmentalists see sustainability as progress over exploitation of our resources; An Indian subsistence farmermight view a tractor as progress over manual labor. For the Buddhist progress means ceasing desire, for theMuslim it means achieving peace through submission to Allah. For one man it can mean more money, a bigger
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