Money, Sex, War, Karma

Money, Sex, War, Karma What S Wrong With Sex How To Drive Your Karma Consciousness Commodified The Karma Of Food The Three Poisons, Institutionalized Why We Love War These Are Just Some Of The Chapters In This Brilliant Book From David R Loy.In Little Time, Loy Has Become One Of The Most Powerful Advocates Of The Buddhist Worldview, Explaining Like No One Else Its Ability To Transform The Sociopolitical Landscape Of The Modern World.In This, His Most Accessible Work To Date, He Offers Sharp And Even Shockingly Clear Presentations Of Oft Misunderstood Buddhist Staples The Working Of Karma, The Nature Of Self, The Causes Of Trouble On Both The Individual And Societal Levels And The Real Reasons Behind Our Collective Sense Of Never Enough, Whether It S Time, Money, Sex, Security Even War.Loy S Buddhist Revolution Is Nothing Less Than A Radical Change In The Ways We Can Approach Our Lives, Our Planet, The Collective Delusions That Pervade Our Language, Culture, And Even Our Spirituality. I appreciated Loy s identifying urgent social and psychological issues that would likely preoccupy the curious reader who might want to seriously explore Buddhism as a belief philosophy that can bring solace and wisdom, but who might also be suspicious that Buddhism s quietude tradition would entail abandoning any meaningful engagement with contemporary social and political issues that transcend the concerns of one person Loy does a good job here but a better job in his other book, The Great A I appreciated Loy s identifying urgent social and psychological issues that would likely preoccupy the curious reader who might want to seriously explore Buddhism as a belief philosophy that can bring solace and wisdom, but who might also be suspicious that Buddhism s quietude tradition would entail abandoning any meaningful engagement with contemporary social and poli
A collection of thoughtful magazine essays, but overall not as meaty Buddhist pun as Loy s other books He does a solid job of translating some key Buddhist ideas into today s context, and his examination of how they apply to current dukkha causing aspects of modern life sho
A really great book shows us how everything is great and worth to die for I enjoyed this book, though it sounds odd to say so The book is a terrific set of essays, as seen through the lens of Buddhism each of the essays focus on individual aspects of our culture that affect our ability to deal properly with reality, Muc
Subtitle Notes for a Buddhist Revolution It passed through my mind to tell you that it was a sort of zen Anarchist s Cookbook, with recipes for pipe bombs and drug use and such, just because it would sound so absurd to western ears We associate buddhism in the west with nonviolence and tolerance, and I think David Loy uses the word revolution in part to get our attention To a certain degree, though, it isthan a gimmick, and if his notes were followed widely it would bethan Subtitle Notes for a Buddhist Revolution It passed through my mind to tell you that it was a sort of zen Anarchist s Cookbook, with recipes for pipe bombs and drug use and such, just because it would sound so absurd to western ears We associate buddhism in the west with nonviolence and tolerance, and
David Loy is a leading Buddhist scholar teacher practitioner who has spent much of his career writing about the encounter between Buddhist teachings and practices and the contemporary world His basic thesis is that the existential sense of lack building on the traditional teaching of anatta is the driving force behind individual and collective suffering The three poisons of greed, ill will and delusion have been institutionalized in the social institutions of the Corporation greed ie th David Loy is a leading Buddhist scholar teacher practitioner who has spent much of his career writing about the encounter between Buddhist teachings and practices and the contemporary world His basic thesis is that the existential sense of lack building on the traditional teaching of anatta is the driving force behind individual and collective suffering The three poisons of greed, ill will and delusion have been institutionalized in the social institutions of the Corporation greed ie they are never profitable enough , Militarism ill will and the Media and Advertising delusion.Just one example of his interesting critique is in how he asserts that the issue of money is not that it makes usmaterialistic, but that in fact it makes us LESS so We begin to value the symbolic value of money above what we can actually buy with it A wealthy person may beconcerned with how her
Offers a really interesting perspective on what Buddhism and the modern western world have to offer each other, tying together Buddhist tenets of no self, non duality, etc with recent ideas of western psychology and philosophy it s pretty cool to have light shed on these somewhat esoteric Buddhist ideas by comparison to Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Freud, etc., especially regarding how language misleads us but is still necessary and how the self is a psychological and social construct according Offers a really interesting perspective on what Buddhism and the modern western world have to offer each other, tying together Buddhist tenets of no self, non duality, etc with recent ideas of western psychology and philosophy it s pretty cool to have light shed on these somewhat esoteric Buddhist ideas by comparison to Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Freud, etc., especially regarding how language misleads us but is still necessary and how the self is a psychological and social construct according to this book, the basic problem of suffering or lack in the Buddhist sense comes from the groundlessness the self senses and the misguided methods it tries to use to reassure itself of its reality e.g., money, sex, war.The other main thing that s new to me is the attempt to apply these ideas to the modern world and see where they can help One conclusion is that we have institutionalized collective
This book is a selection of essays, and there is no doubting David Loy s scholarship and insight, and therefore his qualifications to attempt a work such as this However, I was disappointed by the book, because the content was so patchy Some essays offer a Buddhist perspective on social issues which is littlethan a re statement of a social issue using the language of Buddhism Others offer exciting insight, and valuable perspective that is a delight in the way that it challenges the way This book is a selection of essays, and there is no doubting David Loy s scholarship and insight, and therefore his qualifications to attempt a work
Note that The Three Poisons, Institutionalized is probably the most enlightening chapter in the book Concept of a parallel collective sense of greed, ill will and delusion that has grown and become institutionalized by the government is intriguing explanation for our modern sense of consumerism, resulting in the frustrating behavior of large entities such as corporations, the military, and the media to put economic gain above all else.Overall liked it, but a bit too preachy Touches on many i Note that The Three Poisons, Institutionalized is probably the most enlightening chapter in the book Concept of a parallel collective sen
I really enjoyed this book of essays and a concluding essay I think the first 4 were not as strong as the rest of them, and the third to last one wasn t as strong for me But even with the weaker essays, this book is filled with a lot of intense essays But you have to be liberal His solutions are liberal Makes sense to me, but I know there s a political divide in America, I have friends who blather from the other perspective, and there s a kind of binary That doesn t mean he s wrong or anyt I really enjoyed this book of essays and a concluding essay I think the first 4 were not as strong as the rest of them, and the third to last one wasn t as strong for me But even with the weaker essays, this book is filled with a lot of intense essays But you have to be liberal His solutions are liberal Makes sense to me, but I know there s a political divide in America, I have friends who blather from the other perspective, and there s a kind of binary That doesn t mean he s wrong or anything I

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  • 176 pages
  • Money, Sex, War, Karma
  • David R. Loy
  • English
  • 25 July 2018
  • 0861715586