You Are Therefore I Am: A Declaration of Dependence

You Are Therefore I Am A Declaration of Dependence This book traces the spiritual journey of Satish Kumar child monk peace pilgrim ecological activist and educator In it he recounts the sources of inspiration that formed his understanding of the wo

  • Title: You Are Therefore I Am: A Declaration of Dependence
  • Author: Satish Kumar
  • ISBN: 9781903998182
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book traces the spiritual journey of Satish Kumar child monk, peace pilgrim, ecological activist, and educator In it he recounts the sources of inspiration that formed his understanding of the world as a network of multiple and diverse relationships You Are, Therefore I Am is divided into parts The first describes his memories of conversations with his mother, hisThis book traces the spiritual journey of Satish Kumar child monk, peace pilgrim, ecological activist, and educator In it he recounts the sources of inspiration that formed his understanding of the world as a network of multiple and diverse relationships You Are, Therefore I Am is divided into parts The first describes his memories of conversations with his mother, his teacher, and his Guru, all of whom were deeply religious The second part recounts his discussions with the Indian sage Vinoba Bhave, J Krishnamurti, Bertrand Russell, Martin Luther King, and E F Schumacher These five great activists and thinkers inspired him to engage with social, ecological, and political issues In the third part, Satish narrates his travels in India, which have continued to nourish his mind and reconnect him with his roots.

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    1. Brilliant. Adresses society's true malcontent. From politics and economics to spirituality, you'll find nothing more holistic than Satish Kumar.

    2. This is a wonderful book written by a fantastic man. I was privileged to see him at Appledore book festival last year. I was entranced. I sent for this book from the library thinking it was about his life and his long walk, many years ago, to all the places- at that time- who had nuclear weapons. I got a different book than I expected. Yes there are parts about his life, but there is also his thoughts about life. Also, primarily, about others thoughts about life. I thought I was the only one to [...]

    3. i heard satish kumar on a sunday morning on the cbc-radio show about spirituality - “tapestry?. on the program kumar discussed his life as a child monk and emergence as a non-violence activist leading to his peace-oriented work spanning several decades now. part of his story included the tale of his pilgramage from india to pakistan to london to washington, dc he undertook in the 60s with a fellow peace activist. this journey was embarked upon with no money and no belongings - both men relying [...]

    4. I had to read this book for class and I am so happy I did. It is the most down to earth story of spiritual experiences I have ever read and I appreciated it for its criticisms and deep questions as well as its tales of protest and religion. Satish Kumar is someone I wish I could meet and this book helps me get a little bit closer to that point.

    5. I liked the worldview, that we are all interconnected and dependent on each other and our environment. I would recommend it to those who understand that we need to change the exploitative path humanity is on. This book provides an alternative path.

    6. Beautiful book! A little more philosophical than No Destination. He writes about his lessons from Vinobo Bhave, colleague of Gandhi.

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