Wealth kills the soul. Our grandparents knew that. But we’ve lost that insight nowadays. Our rigidly individualistic modern culture — unequipped to probe anything deeper than personal fortune — fails to perceive the moral hazards of wealth. Evidence of that moral hazard is abundant in psychological research, limited as they are to the behavioural trends… Continue reading Wealth Kills the Soul
Face it. To the extent that our culture is rooted in economics, it’s extremist to the core. It has perfected the art of thinking in a single dimension invented in the 18th century — ultra-individualist and hard-core materialist to a fault. It has reduced our very minds to a single dimension — strict moronic rationality.… Continue reading The Buddhist Way
As I was writing my secular rant on profit, I watched a TED talk by Krista Tippett on all the meanings and manifestations of compassion. I admire Krista in her podcast, On Being — and her lecture reminded me that I’m taking too long to tackle the first topic on any truly spiritual agenda. Compassion… Continue reading Is Compassion Allowed?