Oct 7, 2011-- The wisdom of simplicity is a theme with deep roots. The great value and benefits of living simply are found in all of the world's major wisdom traditions. Jesus taught by word and example that we should not make the acquisition of material possessions our primary aim. Eastern spiritual traditions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism have also encouraged a life of material moderation and spiritual abundance. The Greeks, Puritans, and Quakers all placed a similar emphasis. As well, the Transcendentalists, whose thinking is best exemplified by the lives and writing of Emerson and Thoreau. The simple life is not a new social invention -- what is new is the urgent need to respond to the radically changing material and ecological circumstances in which humanity finds itself in the modern world. Duane Elgin, author of the classic, "Voluntary Simplicity," shares further. (12746 reads)
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