• Satish Kumar est l'un des principaux maîtres spirituels vivants. Il défend depuis cinquante ans une autre vision du bonheur -; non pas la consommation des êtres et des choses, mais un rapport au monde qui réconcilie spiritualité et écologie.Mais comment mettre en oeuvre une telle vision ?Par la découverte de la simplicité.Et pour nous montrer comment cette simplicité rend heureux, Satish Kumar nous raconte son propre parcours et se met ici à nu. Il montre que, loin des idées reçues et des injonctions, la simplicité se construit dans un engagement quotidien du coeur, de l'esprit et de notre créativité. La simplicité ainsi comprise est une joie, une célébration et un apaisement profond.L'un des livres majeurs pour retrouver confiance et espoir et devenir le changement que nous voulons voir s'accomplir.

  • Bien au-delà d'un simple manifeste écologique, un guide lumineux qui ouvre la voie vers un monde meilleur, plus solidaire et plus heureux...
    Trier ses déchets, manger bio et local, pratiquer le covoiturage... Depuis quelques années, ces réflexes écologiques ont intégré notre vie. Pourtant, entre nouvelles pratiques, modes en constante évolution et injonctions permanentes, nous sommes encore trop souvent démunis face aux défis environnementaux. Comment faire en sorte que les choses changent vraiment ?
    En cultivant un nouvel équilibre entre la Terre, l'Âme et la Société.
    C'est en effet à partir de cette trinité inspirée de la Bhagavad-Gita hindoue que Satish Kumar, ancien moine jaïn et infatigable disciple de Gandhi, a développé une approche de l'écologie basée non pas sur la peur et l'urgence sanitaire, mais sur une vision globale et spirituelle de notre place dans l'univers. Car ce n'est qu'en prenant conscience de notre totale dépendance à l'égard de la nature et des autres espèces que nous pourrons sauver la planète et construire un futur viable.

  •  0500 Loin de la logique cartésienne du « Je pense, donc je suis », qui sépare le sujet pensant de l´univers et introduit la dualité et la rupture, Satish Kumar prône l´interaction entre les êtres et leur milieu.
    Une authentique déclaration de dépendance qui lie l´homme à ses rencontres, ses influences, ses racines et son environnement.
    Et, en guise de clin d´oeil, un nouveau mantra, « Tu es donc je suis », libre traduction d´une parole fondamentale du sanskrit, pour unir les expériences de ce livre et nous initier à la pensée d´un véritable sage des temps modernes.0300Tour à tour humble et cultivé, simple et vivant, un récit passionnant, l´odyssée spirituelle d´un homme extraordinaire. Une brillante réflexion sur notre époque, la découverte d´un nouveau maître à penser pour un Occident en crise.

    Une véritable déclaration de dépendance qui lie un homme à ses rencontres, ses influences, ses racines et son environnement. Et un nouveau mantra, « Tu es, donc je suis », impertinent clin d´oeil à Descartes et libre traduction d´une parole fondamentale du sanskrit qui vient unir les expériences de ce livre. Un témoignage tour à tour humble et cultivé, simple et vivant, doublé d´une passionnante réflexion sur le monde par un sage d´aujourd´hui.0600 The Hindu « Un livre stimulant et inspirant qui, à travers la vie exemplaire de Satish Kumar, montre que pour nous aussi, la pensée et l´action doivent être inséparables. » The Beacon « Une oeuvre d´une rare qualité. Un livre sur la civilisation, que l´auteur a explorée et expérimentée à un degré peu commun. Ce remarquable ouvrage se termine par une déclaration de dépendance qui lie toutes les formes de vie à l´univers dont nous faisons partie. La déclaration de dépendance de Satish Kumar vient unir ce qui est divisé, guérir ce qui est mutilé, ranimer ce qui est sans vie, sacraliser ce qui est profane. Il a entrepris de soigner les maux du monde occidental avec le recours de l´Inde. » Kathleen Raine, poète anglaise, critique et universitaire

  • This book traces the spiritual journey of Satish Kumar - child monk, peace pilgrim, ecological activist and educator. In it he traces the sources of inspiration which formed his understanding of the world as a network of multiple and diverse relationships.

  • When he was only nine years old, Satish Kumar renounced the world and joined the wandering brotherhood of Jain monks. Dissuaded from this path by an inner voice at the age of eighteen, he became a campaigner for land reform, working to turn Gandhi's vision of a renewed India into reality. Fired by the example of Bertrand Russell, he undertook an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage, walking from India to America without any money, through mountains, deserts, storms and snow. It was an adventure during which he was thrown into jail in France, faced a loaded gun in America, and delivered packets of 'peace tea' to the leaders of the four nuclear powers. In 1973 he settled in England, taking on the editorship of Resurgence magazine, and becoming the guiding light behind a number of ecological, spiritual and educational ventures. Following Indian tradition, in his fiftieth year he undertook another pilgrimage: again without any money, he walked to the holy places of Britain - Glastonbury, Lindisfarne, and Iona. The new hardback 4th edition is published in 2014 to commemorate 25 years since the foundation of Schumacher College, with new chapters about the college and to bring Satish's story up-to-date. Written with a penetrating simplicity, No Destination is an exhilarating account of an extraordinary life.

  • Draws on the Indian Ayurvedic tradition which characterises the mind as having three gunas, or primary qualities: sattva (characterised by calmness, clarity and purity), rajas (energy and passion), and tamas (dullness and ignorance).

  • Anglais No Destination

    Kumar Satish

    When he was only nine years old, Satish Kumar renounced the world and joined the wandering brotherhood of Jain monks. Dissuaded from this path by an inner voice at the age of eighteen, he became a campaigner for land reform, working to turn Gandhi's vision of a renewed India into reality. Fired by the example of Bertrand Russell, he undertook an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage, walking from India to America without any money, through mountains, deserts, storms and snow. It was an adventure during which he was thrown into jail in France, faced a loaded gun in America, and delivered packets of 'peace tea' to the leaders of the four nuclear powers. In 1973 he settled in England, taking on the editorship of Resurgence magazine, and becoming the guiding light behind a number of ecological, spiritual and educational ventures. Following Indian tradition, in his fiftieth year he undertook another pilgrimage: again without any money, he walked to the holy places of Britain - Glastonbury, Lindisfarne, and Iona. The new hardback 4th edition is published in 2014 to commemorate 25 years since the foundation of Schumacher College, with new chapters about the college and to bring Satish's story up-to-date. Written with a penetrating simplicity, No Destination is an exhilarating account of an extraordinary life.

  • This book focuses on the analysis of liability rules of tort law from an efficiency perspective, presenting a comprehensive analysis of these rules in a self-contained and rigorous yet accessible manner. It establishes general results on the efficiency of liability rules, including complete characterizations of efficient liability rules and efficient incremental liability rules. The book also establishes that the untaken precaution approach and decoupled liability are incompatible with efficiency. The economic analysis of tort law has established that for efficiency it is necessary that each party to the interaction must be made to internalize the harm resulting from the interaction. The characterization and impossibility theorems presented in this book establish that, in addition to internalization of the harm by each party, there are two additional requirements for efficiency. Firstly, rules must be immune from strategic manipulation. Secondly, rules must entail closure with respect to the parties involved in the interaction giving rise to the negative externality, i.e., the liability must not be decoupled.

  • This book provides a comprehensive overview on the most important types of nanosensor platforms explored and developed in the recent years for efficient detection of environmental/clinical analytes. The chapters cover basic aspects of functioning principles and describe the technologies and challenges of present and future pesticide, metal ions, toxic gases analytical sensing approaches and environmental sensors. Nanosensors are nanoscale miniature devices used for sensing of analyte in ultra-low range. These have gained considerable interest in environmental applications such as environmental chemistry and functionalization approaches, environmental engineering, sustainability, green technology for sensing, environmental health monitoring, pesticide detection, metal and ions detection using electrochemical and wireless sensor.

  • This book primarily focuses on the domain conditions under which a number of important classes of binary social decision rules give rise to rational social preferences. One implication of the Arrow and Gibbard theorems is that every non-oligarchic social decision rule that satisfies the condition of independence of irrelevant alternatives, a requirement crucial for the unambiguity of social choices, and the weak Pareto criterion fails to generate quasi-transitive social preferences for some configurations of individual preferences. The problem is exemplified by the famous voting paradox associated with the majority rule. Thus, in the context of rules that do not give rise to transitive (quasi-transitive) social preferences for every configuration of individual preferences, an important problem is that of formulating Inada-type necessary and sufficient conditions for transitivity (quasi-transitivity). 

    This book formulates conditions for transitivity and quasi-transitivity for several classes of social decision rules, including majority rules, non-minority rules, Pareto-inclusive non-minority rules, and social decision rules that are simple games. It also analyzes in detail the conditions for transitivity and quasi-transitivity under the method of the majority decision, and derives the maximally sufficient conditions for transitivity under the class of neutral and monotonic binary social decision rules and one of its subclasses. The book also presents characterizations of some of the classes of rules for which domain conditions have been derived. 

    The material covered is relevant to anyone interested in studying the structure of voting rules, particularly those interested in social choice theory. Providing the necessary social choice theoretic concepts, definitions, propositions and theorems, the book is essentially self-contained. The treatment throughout is rigorous, and unlike most of the literature on domain conditions, care is taken regarding the number of individuals in the 'necessity' proofs. As such it is an invaluable resource for students of economics and political science, with takeaways for everyone - from first-year postgraduates to more advanced doctoral students and scholars.

  • This book focuses on the importance and roles of seed microbiomes in sustainable agriculture by exploring the diversity of microbes vectored on and within seeds of both cultivated and non-cultivated plants. It provides essential insights into how seeds can be adapted to enhance microbiome vectoring, how damaged seed microbiomes can be assembled again and how seed microbiomes can be conserved. 

    Plant seeds carry not only embryos and nutrients to fuel early seedling growth, but also microbes that modulate development, soil nutrient acquisition, and defense against pathogens and other stressors. Many of these microbes (bacteria and fungi) become endophytic, entering into the tissues of plants, and typically exist within plants without inducing negative effects. Although they have been reported in all plants examined to date, the extent to which plants rely on seed vectored microbiomes to enhance seedling competitiveness and survival is largely unappreciated. How microbes function to increase the fitness of seedlings is also little understood. 

    The book is a unique and important resource for researchers and students in microbial ecology and biotechnology. Further, it appeals to applied academic and industrial agriculturists interested in increasing crop health and yield. 

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