Notes for a Buddhist Revolution

Yesterday we highlighted the recent papal encyclical; today we point to some thoughts from a Zen Buddhist teacher, David Loy. Our title is borrowed from the subtitle of his 2008 book Money, Sex, War, Karma; you can find the Table of Contents and the first three chapters online here. We especially urge you to read the reworked and updated versions of two other important chapters at The Three Poisons, Institutionalized and What Would the Buddha Do.

If business-as-usual and politics-as-usual are morally unacceptable, we clearly need (some kind of a) revolution. Pope Francis and David Loy are coming from world views that use very different language, and yet it seems that they would both agree with this summation.