I recently finished Kurt Spellmeyer's Buddha at the Apocalypse. It's a good book, but he covers ground I've gone over previously through other Buddhist texts, Deep Ecology thinkers, and various social critics, especially those discussing environmental issues. Here's a few quotations to consider though:
- "We we call knowledge might actually be another example of the images of order we've mistaken for the real."
- "The future can't undo what we do here -- not even with the best technology. Our only hope is acting mindfully today."
- "From the polemical perspective of Zen, living for the future isn't living skillfully. In fact it's destructive in many ways that we ignore at our detriment."
Now I'm on to Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow and various other books from my on-deck shelf.