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. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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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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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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