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How Much is Enough?: Buddhism, Consumerism, and the Human Environment

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The massive outpouring of consumer products available today might alone lead one to ask "How much is enough?" But at the same time, if we allow ourselves to see the social, political, economic and environmental consequences of the system that produces such a mass of "goods," then the question is not simply a matter of one's own personal choice, but points to the profound ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published March 9th 2010 by Wisdom Publications (first published March 1st 2010)
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This book of essays illumines (and then throws some more light) on some of the issues I mull over every day. "Perhaps as a consequence of our evolutionary history, the personal human self is motivated by a deep sense of insufficiency the theme of this collection of essays... Insufficiency (tanha, sometimes translated as craving) is not simply need. Need can be fulfilled... Modern consumerist society tells us that our felt insufficiency can be filled by acquiring things - the latest consumer ...more
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