List of Figures
List of Tables
What is this Book About?
Are We Intrinsically Self-Centered and Greedy?
Organization of the Book
PART I: WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY?
1. Contemporary Views on Spirituality
Spirituality and Religion
Spiritual but Not Religious
Spirituality: Scientific Perspectives
2. Spirituality Re-examined
Searching Common Grounds in Different Views
Transforming Mind, Changing Values
3. Spirituality: Development Perspectives
Spirituality in Conventional Development
Spirituality as Establishing Right Relationships
Spirituality as Transformation of the Human Mind
PART II: GLOBAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM FROM SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE
4. Identifying Global Socio-Spiritual Classes
Worldly Happiness and Spiritual Happiness
Basic Needs and Neurotic Needs
Needs and Happiness
Human Values, Human Virtues and Human Vices
Happiness, Needs, Values and Power
Towards a Socio-Spiritual Classification of People
5. Global Economic System as a Product of Greedy Mind
Characteristics of Global Socio-Spiritual Classes
The Giant Fruit Tree in an Isolated Island: An Analogy
Self-Centeredness, Greed and Class Relations
6. Global Economic System and Conventional Development
Origin and characteristics of conventional development
Self-centeredness and greed in conventional development: theory and practice
Spirituality and Conventional Development: Contradictions
PART III: DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT SPIRITUALITY
7. Poverty and Inequality
Two forms of development
Poverty and Inequality in Intentional Development
Poverty and Inequality in Immanent Development
8. Environmental Unsustainability
Self-Centeredness and Unsustainability
Self-Centredness, Private Consumption and Unsustainability
Spirituality as a Guide to Sustainable Consumption
Self-Centeredness, Happiness, and Unhappiness
Development and Unhappiness
If Not Material Wealth, What Makes Us Happy?
Two Kinds of Happiness
PART IV: TOWARDS A SPIRITUALITY-BASED DEVELOPMENT
10. Spiritual Growth and Economic Growth: Conflict or Synergy?
Are Spiritual Growth and Economic Growth Mutually Beneficial?
Spiritual Growth and Optimum Economic Growth
11. Spiritualizing the Global Economic System
Towards a Form of Development Motivated by Love
Is it Already Underway?
Happiness Orientation in Spirituality-Based Development
12. Towards a World of Abundance, Equity, Sustainability and Happiness
First the Problem of Affluence, then the Problem of Poverty
Immusizing the Non-Affluent Against Affluenza
Promoting Selfless Service as Development
Integrating Spirituality into Formal Education
Scientific Research on Spirituality
Spiritually Oriented Personal Services
Integrating Spirituality into Development Studies
Is Spirituality-Based Development Possible?
Epilogue: Changing Ourselves to Change the World