Buddhist Perspectives on the Ecocrisis

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Buddhist Perspectives on the Ecocrisis

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:38 am

Greetings,

An interesting and thought provoking collection, published by the Buddhist Publication Society...

Buddhist Perspectives on the Ecocrisis
http://www.bps.lk/wheels_library/wheels ... 46_348.pdf

Contents:

    1. Foreword (Bhikkhu Bodhi)
    2. Introduction (Klas Sandell)
    3. An Ethical Approach to Environmental Protection (HH Dalai Lama)
    4. The Buddhist Attitude Towards Nature (Lily de Silva)
    5. Buddhist Philosophy as Inspiration to Ecodevelopment (Klas Sandell)
    6. In Search of a Buddhist Environmental Ethics (Padmasiri de Silva)
    7. Norwegian Ecophilosophy and Ecopolitics and Their Influence from Buddhism (Sigmund Kvaloy)
    8. The Buddhist Perception of Nature Project (Nancy Nash)

A good little collection - well assembled, easy to read and with a diverse range of approaches to the issue of the ecological degradation that results from rampant market-driven growth.

Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

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Re: Buddhist Perspectives on the Ecocrisis

Postby Ben » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:50 am

Thanks Retro
It looks good.

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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