[Read] ➼ Carbon Dharma ➹ Sailesh Rao – Varanus.us

Carbon Dharma Using The Metaphor Of Metamorphosis, Carbon Dharma Calls For Our Occupation Of The Earth As Butterflies, To Undo The Damage Done By The Human Species In Its Present Caterpillar Stage Of Existence It Diagnoses The Reasons For Our Caterpillar Stage Of Existence As The Misinterpretation Of The Fundamental Principles That Underlie Our Democracy And Our Industrial Civilization It Posits That The Solution To Our Predicament Was Already Revealed In The First Chapter Of The Rig Veda, One Of The Oldest And Foundational Texts Of Human Religion, And That We Are Doing The Exact Opposite Of The Rig Veda S Prescription In Our Modern Consumer Societies, Following False Freudian Assertions The Book Is Intended For The Youth Of This World Who Are Facing Some Of The Gravest Challenges Ever Faced By Any Generation Of Human Beings It Is Also Intended For All Those Who Love The Youth Of This World, For The Youth Cannot Solve These Challenges On Their Own While Their Parents, Grandparents, Uncles And Aunts Continue To Pile On Grave Challenges For Them To Solve While Drawing Upon The Ancient Hindu Concept Of Dharma, Or Right Action, The Book Weaves Illustrative Stories From The Author S Life And Leads Up To A Global Call To Action, Action Of A Very Specific, Focused Kind Rather Than Listing Hundreds Of Change Light Bulb Type Actions That A Lot Of Us Have Been Doing Disjointly, But Somewhat Ineffectively, It Lists Three Specific Actions That We Can Begin To Do Concertedly To Make A Difference While Changing The World Is About Changing Ourselves, Effecting Social Change Requires Such Concerted Action.

[Read] ➼ Carbon Dharma  ➹ Sailesh Rao – Varanus.us
  • Paperback
  • 226 pages
  • Carbon Dharma
  • Sailesh Rao
  • English
  • 19 December 2017
  • 9781467928458

    10 thoughts on “[Read] ➼ Carbon Dharma ➹ Sailesh Rao – Varanus.us

  1. says:

    This another, and most welcome, contribution to the still sparse literature on veganism and the environmental crisis It is notable for its central image implied by the subtitle of destructive caterpillars and benevolent butterflies, for its clear advocacy of veganism, his use of Hindu ideas and verbal imagery the author is a Hindu , and for several very interesting anecdotes The book could have benefited from a strong editor it rambles a bit and there are some lengthy quotations which are not properly set off Also, it would have been nice to have an index But the basic ideas and data are quite sound, and leaves me wanting to know It leaves me curious about the author s organization, Climate Healers At the end of the book, he recommends three immediate actions 1 Turning to a vegan diet, 2 A mindfulness practice of rejecting the i...

  2. says:

    This is a book about the environmental impact of animal agriculture I liked the metaphors to Hinduism for explaining the metamorphosis needed to save the planet Especially poignant and practical, the narrative is from the perspective of an engineer.Like the other reviewer states, there are some editorial issues with block quotes I d like to see an updated release of this book on a w...

  3. says:

    This book uses the metaphor of caterpillar and butterfly to assess our current situation in re the environment The author compares our current consumerism to the caterpillar which eats everything in sight as it grows The butterfly then pollinates the plants while partaking of a plant s nectar The caterpillar is a killer the butterfly gives life The author maintains that we need to become butterflies to him the caterpillar mode is unsustainable.One of the ways the author advocates to have a sustainable environment is to not use animal products veganism He gives very honest and open accounts of how he arrived to this point He also gives little stories of how this move toward life relates to his Hindu background One note as a Hindu, he is already used to delicious vegetarian food Most Americans are used to tasteless steamed vegetables I have one disagreement with the vegan philosophy plants also are living beings and deserve to be recognized as the basis for all food consumed Unfortunately, animals cannot produce their own food, they have to depend on plants Vegans give emotional accounts which prevent them from eating or using animal products Plants also deserve our love and appreciation.One of the points that is expressed strongly and makes se...

  4. says:

    I think I d like Sailesh Rao He s obviously intelligent, well read and deeply concerned about the future of our planet In Carbon Dharma The Occupation of Butterflies Rao voices his concern that we humans are acting like caterpillars which eat everything in sight instead of like butterflies which sip nectar and help to regenerate life by pollinating flowers I agree and appreciate Rao s warnings about the disastrous course we re on and his efforts to make this a better world However, from my perspective, Rao s book has two flaws First, Rao relies heavily on stories and quotations especially ones from the Hindu tradition Others with a broader world view may appreciate this, but it s not my cup of tea I don t have anything against Hinduism, but I do have difficulty appreciating conclusio...

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