Synopses & Reviews
This book traces the spiritual journey of Satish Kumar: child monk, peace pilgrim, ecological activist, and educator. In it he recounts the sources of inspiration that formed his understanding of the world as a network of multiple and diverse relationships. You Are, Therefore I Am is divided into parts. The first describes his memories of conversations with his mother, his teacher, and his Guru, all of whom were deeply religious. The second part recounts his discussions with the Indian sage Vinoba Bhave, J. Krishnamurti, Bertrand Russell, Martin Luther King, and E. F. Schumacher. These five great activists and thinkers inspired him to engage with social, ecological, and political issues. In the third part, Satish narrates his travels in India, which have continued to nourish his mind and reconnect him with his roots.
“Satish Kumar offers us the gift of So Hum—You Are, Therefore I Am. His mental journey and inspirations need to become everyone's inspiration, to help us to move from violence to nonviolence, from greed to compassion, from arrogance to humility. Vandana Shiva Satish Kumar is, for me, the sage of the deep ecology movement.” —Fritjof Capra, author, The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life
Tracing his own spiritual journey, Satish Kumar - child monk, peace pilgrim, ecological activist and educator - considers the sources of inspiration which formed his understanding of the world as a network of multiple and diverse relationships, encapsulated in the dictum "You are, therefore I am".
About the Author
Satish Kumar is an internationally renowned speaker on ecological and spiritual issues. He is the editor of Resurgence magazine, director of programmes at Schumacher College, and founder of the UK Schumacher Society. He is the author of Earth Pilgrim, No Destination, and Spiritual Compass.