The Compassionate Revolution: Radical Politics and Buddhism

By David Edwards

; In his first e-book loose to be Human, David Edwards confirmed how the mass media, managed by way of strong company pursuits, distort our figuring out of many own, moral and religious matters, making sure that we stay passive, conformist and uninformed and keen to just accept the irrational values of company consumerism. within the Compassionate Revolution he builds at the argument, displaying how our capitalist approach relies at the merchandising of the 3 Buddhist Poisons; of Greed, Hatred and lack of understanding: Greed for revenue at any rate when it comes to human pain; hatred of international hindrances to learn; and lack of awareness of the comfortable hyperlink among Western firms and 3rd global dictators, supporting to guard Western earnings.

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Ninety nine. eight. Ibid. , p. 102. nine. Ibid. , p. 103. 10. Ibid. , p. 103. eleven. Ibid. , p. 103. 12. Ibid. p. 25. thirteen. Aronson, op. cit. , pp. 9-10. 14. Aryasurya, op. cit. , p. 315. 15. Ibid. , pp. 316-17. sixteen. Ibid. , pp. 319-20. 17. Ibid. , p. 320. 18. Ibid. , p. 321. 19. Ibid. , p. 323. 20. Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen, Compassion—The Key To nice Awakening, p. a hundred and twenty. 21. Joseph Campbell, The Hero’s trip, p. sixty five. 22. Wallace Stevens. Quoted within the Little Zen spouse, p. 137. 23. Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain, p. 476. 24. Ibid. , pp. 480-1. 25. Ibid. , p. 481. 26. Ibid. , p. 490. 27. Ibid.

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