Hooked Buddhist Writings on Greed Desire and the Urge to Consume review Ð 103

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Such as    •  Pema Chödrön on what is actually happening at the moment we're hooked and how to get beyond that    •  Joseph Goldstein on how mindfulness training can help us stop wanting to want    •  Bhikshuni Thubten Chödrön on how consumer mentality influences spiritual practice    •  Judith Simmer Brown on how Buddhist Writings on Greed Desire Epubcultivating spiritually based activism and compassionate action can help us address the negative effects of consumerism    •  Rita Gross on how understanding moderation can curb overconsumption    •  Santikaro Bhikkhu on practicing generosity in a consumer wor. Very interesting collection of essays about how we get attached to consuming things Would recommend even for non buddhists as we all experience these desires and are surrounded by daily advertisements promoting ever consumption of goods and services The acuisition of and objects does not uench our desire but only heightens desire for other objects not yet in one's possession and thus leads to increased dissatisfaction There are few winners and many losers in this process Even the winners are not real winners as they create oppression and inflict great suffering on many people Desire builds upon desire so we can never be satisfied self denial is no effective than self indulgence in solving the problems of greed and grasping leading to suffering The meaning of my lifebuying and owning thingsthen throwing them awayI use this sort of haiku as a working summary of consumerismDon't expect a really easy read but it's not that difficult either All buddhist concepts are fully explained and accessible to anyone

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Hooked Buddhist Writings on Greed Desire and the Urge to ConsumeAt one time or another most of Writings on Epub #221 us have experienced an all consuming Hooked Buddhist ePUB #187 desire for a material object a desire so strong that it seems like we Buddhist Writings on PDF #8608 couldn't possibly be happy without buying this thing Yet when we give in to Buddhist Writings on Greed Desire Epubthis impulse we often find ourselves feeling frustrated and empty Advertisers of course aim to hook us in this way and from a global perspective our tendency to get hooked fuels the rampant over consumption that is having a devastating impact on the world's stability and on the environment According to the contributors to. I picked up this book because I was looking for something to balance holiday consumerism and it really did the trick A great selection of essays some better than others that deconstruct the process by which desire is created and give Buddhist philosophy based strategies for countering the craving Good stuff

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Hooked Buddhist Writings on Greed Desire and the Urge to Consume review Ð 103 Å [Reading] ➰ Hooked Buddhist Writings on Greed Desire and the Urge to Consume ➸ Stephanie Kaza – Insolpro.co.uk At one time or another most of us have experienced an all consuming desire for a material objeThis uniue anthology Buddhism can shed valuable light on our compulsions to consume Craving and attachment how they arise and how to free ourselves of them are central themes of Buddhist thought The writings in this volume most of which have never been previously published offer fresh perspectives and much needed correctives to our society's tendency to believe that having will make us happier Hooked includes a range of writings on how to apply Buddhist thought and ethics to understand and combat the problem of over consumption as individuals and collectively Contributors include popular Western teachers Asian masters scholars and practitioners. I just finished reading the book and WOW Really gets you thinking about how we are so focused on material things Some of us feel that buying things are going to make us whole when its actually uite the opposite I almost felt ashamed for some of the things I thought were so important Really good book