Seeds of Peace: A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society
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Seeds of Peace: A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society

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Sulak Sivaraksa, founder of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and winner of the 1995 Right Livelihood Award, takes on such issues as the "religion of consumerism," indicating solutions to a wide range of political, economic, and social problems. Seeds of Peace offers his most passionate writings.
Paperback, 140 pages
Published May 1st 1992 by Parallax Press
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Frond Unfurling
A spot-on critique of [global] capitalism and Western cultural imperialism, Seeds of Peace offers wise counsel to those seeking alternatives to a world-view rooted in the "three poisons: greed, hatred, and delusion."
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Started reading seeds of peace - first chapter discusses religion of consumerism and it's affect on the Buddhist culture of siam and bangkok - it clearlylays out the Three poisons of greed, hate, delusion as a frame around the contemporary culture of consumption and makes argument for the middle path and calls for the necessary analysis and application of awareness as tools to the discovery of a practical sustainable and effectively happy future.

In the second chapter you will gain insight into t...more
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