Explorations in Applied Buddhist Ethics, Animals, Environment, GMOs, Digital Media
- ISBN: 9781601030993
- Published By: Buddhist Text Translation Society
- Published: March 2018
Does genetic engineering have the potential to be as dangerous a nuclear holocaust? Will playing games online lead to brain shrinkage? These and other environmental and moral dilemmas of the modern world are discussed in Responsible Living, a collection of essays which use Buddhist texts and academic resources to analyze problems in today's world. Topics include pollution, animal cruelty, genetically modified foods, and our addictions to digital and social media. Author Ron Epstein describes how outer environmental and social problems mirror humanity's inner struggle with selfishness, greed, and desire. By connecting Buddhist concepts such as compassion, causation, and moral precepts to these issues, this collection of essays provides guidance to for ethical conduct in today's world.