Wisdom gurus

In my late 30’s I became a big fan of new age literature. Books by Tolle, Ruiz, Chopra, the Dalai Lama formed neat piles on my bedside table.

I still dip into this wealth of wisdom every now and then. It is true food for the soul.

It occurred to me that these spiritual masters and the many others who have written volumes to line the shelves in the personal growth sections of bookstores have very little to say about the environment.

They talk about the connectedness of all things, the ‘aliveness’ of the universe and the ripple effect of every action. They sometimes imply that there can be unwanted outcomes but they do not come straight out and say “this is what is wrong, humans are destroying the planet” or “to solve this environmental problem we must do this…”

More likely they will say “the pit of human despair is bottomless, don’t go there.”

I am curious to know what you think about this.

Why do the wisdom gurus stay away from the environment?


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