Less Is More: The Art of Voluntary Poverty

Less Is More: The Art of Voluntary Poverty

by Goldian Vandenbroeck
     
 

This timely anthology brings together thought-provoking maxims on the art of conscious living, inspired by the ancient tradition of the Golden Mean and the natural laws of economy and conservation. Less Is More draws us into the company of men and women from many eras and cultures whose writings explore the virtues of simplicity and moderation in

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This timely anthology brings together thought-provoking maxims on the art of conscious living, inspired by the ancient tradition of the Golden Mean and the natural laws of economy and conservation. Less Is More draws us into the company of men and women from many eras and cultures whose writings explore the virtues of simplicity and moderation in living.

Confucious, Patañjali, Ovid, St. Matthew, Milarepa, Rumi, Eckhart, da Vinci, St. Teresa of Avila, Basho, Thoreau, Tagore, Suzuki, Illich, and many others share profound thoughts on our wants and needs, lifestyles and lifeworks. Here is a book to be savored in quiet moments when we reflect on our hectic pace of life; when we wonder if the race to riches is worth the struggle; or when we wonder if the earth can sustain our greed for many more generations.

Editorial Reviews

Rik Roberts
Straight-line logic and Western materialism tell us that having more is the right path to success. Goldian Vandenbroeck's collection takes us into the company of men and women who discovered the elusive path to satisfaction through simplicity...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060905811
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/1978
Series:
Harper Colophon Books ; Cn 581
Pages:
316

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