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Buddha at the Apocalypse: Awakening from a Culture of Destruction
Timely and audacious, Buddha at the Apocalypse challenges us to look directly at the devastating assumptions underlying the very mechanisms of the modern world - and offers a clarion call to awaken from a pervasive culture of destruction into a natural, sustainable, and sane peace. Kurt Spellmeyer references the Bible, popular culture, Zen, and Western philosophy in addres ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published April 10th 2010 by Wisdom Publications
(first published January 1st 2010)
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The first part of this book was disappointing, and I almost stopped reading it. I'm glad that I kept with it though, since the second part is much longer and *much* better! The author's premise is that western culture suffers from a particular view of time (apocalyptic) which has led us to nearly destroy the world. The first part of the book summarizes how this has been true through history, starting with the Old Testament and stretching through Stalin. The second part of the book contrasts the ...more