Hooked!: Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume

Hooked!: Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume


At one time or one other, so much folks have skilled an all-consuming hope for a cloth item, a wish so robust that it sort of feels like we could not in all likelihood be at liberty with no procuring this factor. but, once we supply in to this impulse, we regularly locate ourselves feeling pissed off and empty. Advertisers, after all, target to hook us during this means, and, from a world viewpoint, our tendency to get hooked fuels the rampant over-consumption that's having a devastating influence at the world's balance and at the setting.

According to the members to this certain anthology, Buddhism can shed worthy gentle on our compulsions to devour. yearning and attachment—how they come up and the way to unfastened ourselves of them—are primary issues of Buddhist suggestion. The writings during this quantity, such a lot of that have by no means been formerly released, supply clean views and much-needed correctives to our society's tendency to think that having extra will make us happier.

Hooked! incorporates a diversity of writings on find out how to observe Buddhist notion and ethics to appreciate and strive against the matter of over-consumption as members and jointly. members comprise well known Western lecturers, Asian masters, students, and practitioners similar to:

   •  Pema Chödrön—on what's really taking place in the intervening time we are "hooked," and the way to get past that.
   •  Joseph Goldstein—on how mindfulness education will help us cease "wanting to want."
   •  Bhikshuni Thubten Chödrön—on how client mentality impacts non secular perform.
   •  Judith Simmer-Brown—on how cultivating spiritually dependent activism and compassionate motion may help us deal with the unwanted effects of consumerism.
   •  Rita Gross—on how realizing moderation can scale down overconsumption.
   •  Santikaro Bhikkhu—on practising generosity in a shopper international.

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