Radical Love: From Separation to Connection with the Earth, Each Other, and Ourselves (Paperback)

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Radical Love: From Separation to Connection with the Earth, Each Other, and Ourselves (Paperback)


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To see peace in our lifetimes, we have to practice love.

This is the radical message of this inspirational book of pithy advice from environmental activist Satish Kumar, which helps us find ways to love ourselves, others, and all beings on planet Earth—even those we may find unlovable.

Satish Kumar is well known for his epic walk for world peace in his youth in the 1960s from India to the nuclear capitals of Moscow, Paris, London, and Washington, DC. Wherever he traveled, he found that human beings were capable of a love that could overcome hatred and division. Settling down in the UK, he married his wife, June Mitchell, and founded eco-university Schumacher College in Devon, eventually becoming a leading figure in the UK green movement.

Radical Love distills the author's lifetime of experience as a lover, parent, activist, and educator into simple lessons on transforming our time of ecological crisis, conflict, and scarcity into one in which we experience harmony with nature, safety, and abundance. It is an exploration of the transformative power of love in all its forms, from romantic love to love for one's family and community to love for the planet and all beings. 

Kumar's approach is founded on simplicity (including the Jain principle of aparigraha), generosity, and continuous learning. Like an unfolding metta meditation, the book expands our notions of love to its most sublime universal state and makes a great gift to share with those we love.
Long-time peace and environment activist and former Jain monk Satish Kumar, has been quietly setting the global agenda of change for over 50 years. He settled in the United Kingdom after an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage and took the editorial helm of Resurgence magazine in 1973, a post he held until 2016. Over the decades, he has been the guiding spirit behind a number of internationally respected ecological and educational ventures including founding Devon's Schumacher College; authoring several books; and presenting the BBC documentary Earth Pilgrim. In 2022 Satish Kumar was honored with the Goi Peace Award in recognition of his lifelong dedication to campaigning for ecological regeneration, social justice, and spiritual fulfillment. Through his writings and educational activities, he has inspired many people to transform themselves in order to transform the world. He continues to teach and run workshops as a sought-after speaker in the UK and internationally. He lives in Devon, UK.
Product Details ISBN: 9781952692352
ISBN-10: 1952692350
Publisher: Parallax Press
Publication Date: February 7th, 2023
Pages: 180
Language: English
"Quietly powerful … While advocating universal spiritual practicalities, RADICAL LOVE is written on a human scale.… With many spiritual clues and techniques offered, Kumar’s readers can make deep, lasting changes in ideals, translated into practical action based on the highest aspiration—to love everyone and everything unconditionally." —Book Reporter