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The Mad Monk Manifesto: A Prescription for Evolution, Revolution, and Global Awakening

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Published November 15th 2018 by Mango
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Teo 2050
True to its title, this book is a manifesto of prescription. The ebook contains 152 instances of “Let’s” [do X, Y, and Z], listing actions that supposedly anyone would find to be, all things being equal, wise directions that we all better just do more of.

(It also urges readers to imagine if only everyone already acted always wisely, e.g., “Imagine how little need there would be for laws and regulations if we just treated others as we would have them treat us.”)

This approach felt to me too much
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Tom Peek
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This radically visionary book breaks new ground on our personal and societal problems by drawing on ancient Daoist wisdom—just what we need in a world gone mad from obsolete Western thinking, technological intrusions, addictive consumerism and widespread political decay. Daoist monk Yun Rou offers a fresh take on our personal and cultural dysfunctions with honest, provocative insights that hold potential for a countercultural political movement that’s long overdue.

Beautifully written by a
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Greg Soden
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An urgent call to act to make our world a better place!
Mareike
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've first listened to this audiobook on spotify, and while I got the gist of Yun Rou's ideas, I feel like I may have missed a few spots because I was not fully paying attention to the spoken words. I'm reading it again now. However, what I've heard is 100% resonating with my ethic beliefs, although I may not (yet) follow through with all of them.

Let me quickly give an overview of the contents of this book:
Yun Rou is describing the daoist (centering on yourself, yin/yang, mediation, clarity)
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