By Vaḍḍhaka Linn
After his Enlightenment the Buddha got down to support release the person, and create a society unfastened from ache. the industrial assets now exist to provide a practical threat of delivering each person with first rate foodstuff, defend, paintings, and rest to permit each one to meet their strength as people, when holding the surroundings. what's it within the nature of recent capitalism that stops that occuring? Can Buddhism aid us construct anything higher than our present economy, to lessen pain and aid the person to freedom? during this thought-provoking paintings Vaḍḍhaka Linn explores solutions to those questions by way of analyzing our financial international from the viewpoint of Buddhism.
“The Buddha on Wall Street is an unique, insightful, and provocative assessment of our fiscal scenario this present day. in the event you ask yourself in regards to the social implications of Buddhist teachings, this is often a necessary book.” —David R. Loy, writer, Money, intercourse, battle, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution
“Many Western Buddhists regard Buddhism as basically a route to own perception and internal peace, therefore as a digital get away course from the insanity of the trendy global. but deep in the Dharma are the seeds for a brand new imaginative and prescient of human relatedness, an online of rules approximately how our social and monetary platforms can advertise real future health instead of the oppression, violence, and exploitation so common at the present time. Vaḍḍhaka Linn right here boldly makes use of the lens of Buddhism to heavily study the dominant constructions of company capitalism. He lays naked the pernicious effects of those buildings and attracts forth from the Dharma its feedback for growing benign choices conducive to actual human flourishing. This e-book is helping us to raised see the Dharma as a complete message that has a lot to provide to the emergent worldwide group in its broadest dimensions. it may additionally support Buddhists to appreciate extra basically the capability relevance of Buddhism to the crises of our age.” —Bhikkhu Bodhi, editor, In the Buddha’s Words
“Buddhism arose at a time of emerging inequalities, partially as a solution as to tips on how to behave in, comprehend, and therapy such instances. The Buddha on Wall Street is a useful consultant to how this time, confronted back with situation, there are options to believing there isn't any alternative.” —Professor Danny Dorling, tuition of Geography and the surroundings, collage of Oxford, and writer, Inequality and the 1%
“Slavoj Žižek has written that Western Buddhism is the ‘perfect ideological supplement’ to capitalism. Žižek the provocateur thinks Western Buddhism is complacent in regards to the negative harms of unbridled neoliberal capitalism. Vaḍḍhaka Linn’s essay makes the argument for an activist Buddhism that responds to Žižek’s challenge.” —Professor Owen Flanagan, division of Philosophy, Duke college, and writer, The Bodhisattva’s mind: Buddhism Naturalized
“Do ever larger source of revenue degrees result in higher human fulfilment? Vaḍḍhaka Linn does a great task exposing the fake accounting of social ills that make it right into a checklist of products as measured in GDP data. extra essentially, he questions any definition of overall healthiness that doesn't relaxation on a company moral origin, constructing a fresh Buddhist critique of the ends of monetary activity.” —Dominic Houlder, Adjunct Professor in procedure and Entrepreneurship, London enterprise tuition
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