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Summary

Consume less and celebrate more for inner peace and ecological integrity.

Consumerism drives the pursuit of happiness in much of the world, yet as wealth grows, unhappiness abounds, compounded by the grave problems of climate change, pollution, and ecological degradation. We've now reached both an environmental and spiritual dead-end that leaves us crying out for alternatives. 

Elegant Simplicity provides a coherent philosophy of life that weaves together simplicity of material life, thought, and spirit. In it, Satish Kumar, environmental thought leader and former monk, distills five decades of reflection and wisdom into a guide for everyone, covering: 

  • The ecological and spiritual principles of living simply 
  • Shedding both "stuff" and psychological baggage 
  • Opening your mind and heart to the deep value of relationships 
  • Embedding simplicity in all aspects of life including education and work 
  • Merging science and spirituality for a coherent world-view. 

Elegant Simplicity is a life guide for everyone wanting off the relentless treadmill of competition and consumption and seeking a life that prioritizes the ecological integrity of the Earth, social equity, and personal tranquility and happiness. 

©2019 Satish Kumar (P)2019 New Society Publishers

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Learn about simplicity.

What a wonderful human being Satish Kumar is. His positivity gives me hope of a brighter future.

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Thank you, Satish

Full of insightful intelligence. I’ve enjoyed listening to you & your incredible life fulfilling stories. It’s a book, I’ll repeatedly return to find new paths and understand more.

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Great book, beautiful narration

I'd already read the book, but I love listening to Satish speak. The audiobook is very inspiring. Such a simple idea but very profound for our fast paced, throw away society. Satish Kumar for prime minister!

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  • 25-04-20

An incredible book by a great spiritual teacher

this book is an amazing and vibrant testimony to the work and philosophy of Satish Kuma, who is a cross between being the Gandhi and Buddha and Jesus of our time. A truly wise and profound as well as integrated human being who radiates insight and power...authentic power.

I highly suggest this book to anyone waning to drop the baggage of excess work and possessions and demands.

You will truly admire him after you read this book.