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Carbon Yoga: The Vegan Metamorphosis
We are in the midst of a monumental transformation in human civilization, akin to a metamorphosis. Just as in Nature where the caterpillar gorges excessively before forcibly undergoing a metamorphosis in the chrysalis, we over-consuming humans are reaching a point of being forcibly transformed within the cocoon of our finite planet into compassionate, life-affirming butter ...more
Published May 24th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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After hearing Mr. Rao speak, I was interested to read one of his books. Some of his ideas are completely new to me; e.g. that all the violence of human history has served to prepare us to combat the causes of major extinction events. Or that people of moderate views are the ones who perpetuate injustice ("moderation is never a valid response"). And many more, all thought-provoking and discussion worthy. The author understands the central importance of veganism in the planet's future and is activ ...more
This is the second book I have read by Sailesh Rao. This one is a follow-up to his first book Carbon Dharma. Both of his books are well and clearly written with lots of sources cited. This book treats a lot of topics including his conversion to veganism, relating vegan principles to his Hindu background, how our caterpillar (consumer) system leads to inequality and angst. I personally have a couple of quibbles with veganism philosophy. I feel plants also feel and we also have to kill them to eat ...more