By Vaḍḍhaka Linn
After his Enlightenment the Buddha got down to aid release the person, and create a society loose from anguish. the industrial assets now exist to provide a pragmatic chance of offering everybody with good foodstuff, protect, paintings, and rest to permit each one to satisfy their power as people, while maintaining the surroundings. what's it within the nature of contemporary capitalism that stops that taking place? Can Buddhism support us construct anything greater than our present economic climate, to lessen soreness and support the person to freedom? during this thought-provoking paintings Vaḍḍhaka Linn explores solutions to those questions by means of analyzing our fiscal global from the viewpoint of Buddhism.
“The Buddha on Wall Street is an unique, insightful, and provocative assessment of our financial scenario at the present time. for those who ask yourself concerning the social implications of Buddhist teachings, this is often a necessary book.” —David R. Loy, writer, Money, intercourse, conflict, 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 break out direction from the insanity of the fashionable international. but deep in the Dharma are the seeds for a brand new imaginative and prescient of human relatedness, an internet of principles approximately how our social and monetary platforms can advertise genuine future health instead of the oppression, violence, and exploitation so frequent at the present time. Vaḍḍhaka Linn the following boldly makes use of the lens of Buddhism to heavily learn the dominant constructions of company capitalism. He lays naked the pernicious outcomes of those buildings and attracts forth from the Dharma its feedback for growing benign possible choices conducive to real human flourishing. This ebook is helping us to raised see the Dharma as a complete 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 aptitude 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 to behave in, comprehend, and treatment such instances. The Buddha on Wall Street is a useful consultant to how this time, confronted back with drawback, there are options to believing there is not any alternative.” —Professor Danny Dorling, university 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 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 collage, and writer, The Bodhisattva’s mind: Buddhism Naturalized
“Do ever larger source of revenue degrees result in larger human fulfilment? Vaḍḍhaka Linn does a good activity exposing the fake accounting of social ills that make it right into a checklist of products as measured in GDP statistics. extra essentially, he questions any definition of health and wellbeing that doesn't leisure on a company moral beginning, constructing a clean Buddhist critique of the ends of monetary activity.” —Dominic Houlder, Adjunct Professor in approach and Entrepreneurship, London company tuition