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CONSUMERISM: ITS SIDE EFFECTS ON ENVIRONMENT BUDDHIST WAY

CONSUMERISM: ITS SIDE EFFECTS ON ENVIRONMENT AND REMEDIES THROUGH BUDDHIST WAY
Ven. Dr. Dhammapiya Secretary General, International Buddhist Confederation Advisor, Subharti School of Buddhist Studies
Abstract
In the present paper, while discussing consumerism, we will try to analyze its basic ideology, its consequences on human life and on our insufficient natural resources. Our unquenchable desire to have more and more have accelerated the process of depletion of natural resources. Furthermore, we have tried to understand Buddhist approach more exactly, 'containment of lust', and 'wants to a limit’. Keywords:Buddha’s thought, consumerism, western materialism, ecological ambience, biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystem. The effect of ecological degradation is now well felt worldwide, one of the factors responsible for it is consumerism. We have accepted our approaches to life as that of western style and materialism. The western materialism is based on maximum production a…

Buddhism in India : Subharti Law College, Meerut

Buddhism in India : An Interaction

Chief Guest
Dr. Shalya Raj
Chief Executive Officer

Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut

Key Speaker

Dr. Saw Htut Sandar, Associate Professor, Subharti School of Buddhist Studies
05.05.2018 at Sardar Patel Subharti Auditorium, Subharti Law College, Meerut

Subharti University Review

Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU) is a University under section 2(f) of the University Grant Commission (U.G.C.) Act, 1956 set up under the Swami Vivekanand Subharti Vishwavidhaylaya, Uttar Pradesh Adhiniyam, 2008 (U.P. Act No.29 of 2008) as passed by Uttar Pradesh Legislature and assented by the honorable Governor of Uttar Pradesh in September 2008. The University has been established under the aegis of Subharti K.K.B. Charitable Trust, Meerut, which has acquired a commendable record of service in the field of Education, Health care and Social Welfare. The main campus of the University is in the National Capital Region, strategically situated on National Highway 58, Delhi bypass road, Meerut, The campus aptly called 'Subhartipuram', is spread over a sprawling area of about 250 acres of land comprising magnificent buildings, lush green lawns and vibrant surroundings with over 5000 people, determined to make this a 'Jewel in the Crown' of the nation. The Univ…