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Eco-civilisation and the middle path of Buddhism

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  • Writer: Surakiart Sathirathai
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Rebalancing economic growth toward green and sustainable development cannot be achieved merely through the law and regulations or administrative and bureaucratic measures. 

As long as people's brains fail to automatically operate in line with what is necessary to create an eco-civilisation, we will face a difficult time on our paths toward green development.

We cannot just rely on law enforcement since it, more often than not, deals with what we do, not what the mind thinks. That's exactly why our oriental ways, wisdom and Buddhist principles should be used to guide us in creating an eco-friendly society.

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