Less is More: The Art of Voluntary Poverty: an Anthology of Ancient and Modern Voices Raised in Praise of SimplicityPaperback
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- Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
- Format: Paperback | 334 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 25mm | 454g
- Publication date: 1 September 1996
- Publication City/Country: Rochester
- ISBN 10: 089281554X
- ISBN 13: 9780892815548
- Edition statement: Original ed.
- Sales rank: 144,915
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, Patanjali, 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.
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"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."