Quotations by Ven. Payutto

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Three false perceptions from which our social and environmental problems stem: The perception that humankind is separate from nature, and that it must control, conquer or manipulate nature according to human desires. The perception that fellow humans are not our fellows; the tendency to focus on the differences between us rather than the common ground. The perception that happiness is dependent on gaining and keeping an abundance of material possessions.

Address to the 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions