|No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
– Gautama Buddha (563 BC-483 BC)
|From a Buddhist point of view, this is standing the truth on its head by considering goods as more important than people and consumption as more important than creative activity. It means shifting the emphasis from the worker to the product of work, that is, from the human to the sub-human, surrender to the forces of evil.
– E. F. Schumacher (1911-1977)