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Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory: The Dharma of Natural Systems
This book brings important new dimensions to the interface between contemporary Western science and ancient Eastern wisdom. Here for the first time the concepts and insights of general systems theory are presented in tandem with those of the Buddha. The interdependence of all beings provides the context for clarifying both the role of meditative practice and guidelines for ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published July 3rd 1991 by State University of New York Press
(first published July 1991)
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This is an eye-opening book that challenges traditional assumptions made by Western society and science. It compares the rather recent field of General Systems Theory with ancient ideas from early Buddhism. If you have interest in either Buddhism or General Systems Theory, this should interest you.
Dr. Joanna Macy, activist, ecologist and author, is one of the pioneers of engaged Buddhism. Her online work includes the article "World as Lover, World as Self"; "Bestiary" (an ode to wildlife); Nuclear Guardianship, her testimony at the World Uranium Hearings in Salzburg, 1992; and The Vegan Vision, on the ethics of a vegan diet. Her other books include Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General S ...more
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