|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||Feb 2000|
|Number of Pages:||493|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.5|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.0 x 9.0 x 1.5|
Most Americans--Christian, Jewish, or Muslim--see environmentalism primarily as a matter of stewardship: we must care for the world God gave us and made us responsible for. Only secondarily do we note that we are part of the natural world and that it is a part of us. But what is secondary to us is primary to Buddhists. Dharma Rain explicates the Buddhist notion that at root, everything is one.
Trees, animals, rocks, air, and water are all, simply, us. As a collection of texts by writers of disparate cultures, professions, and purposes, this book is necessarily uneven in tone and approach. All the same, it contains a wealth of informative material. Contributors include important teachers from various Buddhist traditions--the Dalai Lama, exiled Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, Thai peace activists Prayudh Payutto and Sulak Sivarakasa, and American Zen ro sh is Philip Kapleau, Robert Aitken, and Gary Snyder. Edited by Kaza (religion and ecology, Univ. of Vermont) and Kraft (religious studies, Lehigh Univ.), this book is recommended for both academic and public libraries.
-James F. DeRoche, Alexandria, VA
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