By Vaḍḍhaka Linn
After his Enlightenment the Buddha got down to support free up the person, and create a society loose from discomfort. the industrial assets now exist to provide a practical probability of delivering every person with first rate meals, shield, paintings, and rest to permit every one to meet their strength as humans, when holding the surroundings. what's it within the nature of contemporary capitalism that forestalls that taking place? Can Buddhism support us construct anything higher than our present economy, to lessen soreness and aid the person to freedom? during this thought-provoking paintings Vaḍḍhaka Linn explores solutions to those questions via interpreting our fiscal global from the point of view of Buddhism.
“The Buddha on Wall Street is an unique, insightful, and provocative evaluate of our financial state of affairs at the present time. for those who ask yourself in regards to the social implications of Buddhist teachings, this can be a vital book.” —David R. Loy, writer, Money, intercourse, warfare, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution
“Many Western Buddhists regard Buddhism as essentially a route to own perception and internal peace, hence as a digital get away direction from the insanity of the trendy international. but deep in the Dharma are the seeds for a brand new imaginative and prescient of human relatedness, an internet of rules approximately how our social and financial platforms can advertise genuine healthiness instead of the oppression, violence, and exploitation so frequent this present day. Vaḍḍhaka Linn right here boldly makes use of the lens of Buddhism to heavily research the dominant constructions of company capitalism. He lays naked the pernicious results of those constructions and attracts forth from the Dharma its feedback for growing benign choices conducive to actual human flourishing. This publication is helping us to higher see the Dharma as a accomplished message that has a lot to provide to the emergent international neighborhood in its broadest dimensions. it's going to additionally aid Buddhists to appreciate extra essentially 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, in part as a solution as to how you can behave in, comprehend, and treatment such instances. The Buddha on Wall Street is a useful consultant to how this time, confronted back with quandary, there are options to believing there's no alternative.” —Professor Danny Dorling, tuition of Geography and the surroundings, college 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 poor 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 collage, and writer, The Bodhisattva’s mind: Buddhism Naturalized
“Do ever larger source of revenue degrees result in better human fulfilment? Vaḍḍhaka Linn does a great activity exposing the fake accounting of social ills that make it right into a record of products as measured in GDP records. extra essentially, he questions any definition of health that doesn't leisure on a company moral starting place, constructing a fresh Buddhist critique of the ends of financial activity.” —Dominic Houlder, Adjunct Professor in approach and Entrepreneurship, London company university