satish kumar

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intro’d to Satish while reading Mark Boyle‘s the moneyless manifesto.

satish interview

EF Schumacher talked Satish into starting Resurgence & Ecologist magazine.. and actually wrote every piece in it until he died.


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Satish Kumar (b. August 9, 1936) is an Indian activist and editor. He has been a Jain monk, nuclear disarmament advocate, pacifist, and is the current editor of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. Now living in England, Kumar is founder and Director of Programmes of the Schumacher College international centre for ecological studies, and of The Small School. His most notable accomplishment is a peace walk with a companion to the capitals of four of the nuclear-armed countries – Washington, London, Paris and Moscow, a trip of over 8,000 miles. He insists that reverence for nature should be at the heart of every political and social debate. Defending criticism that his goals are unrealistic, he has said,

Look at what realists have done for us. They have led us to war and climate change, poverty on an unimaginable scale, and wholesale ecological destruction. Half of humanity goes to bed hungry because of all the realistic leaders in the world. I tell people who call me “unrealistic” to show me what their realism has done. Realism is an outdated, overplayed and wholly exaggerated concept.


Jonathan Rowson (@Jonathan_Rowson) tweeted at 1:41 AM – 22 May 2017 :

Thinking about this line today:
“The moment you change from ownership to relationship, you create a sense of the sacred.” – Satish Kumar. (

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@euvieivanova Satish Kumar on the Jainist approach to ecology and living.

Listened to this one back-to-back.

Bunch o’ wisdom

Original Tweet:

“We have misunderstood or lost the meaning of the word economy…How all living things are interconnected and support each other and how to manage all of that without any diminishment of species or resources. The word economy is a twin word with ecology… Ecology means knowledge of home. If you don’t know your home, how are you going to manage it?” – Satish Kumar

though less about managing more about listening

bachelard oikos law.. oikos (the economy our souls crave).. ‘i should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.’ – gaston bachelard, the poetics of space

listen & connect to undo our hierarchical listening ie: 2 convers as infra