True development must be in harmony with the needs of people and the rhythms of the natural world.

— Sulak Sivaraksa

The most memorable Sulak Sivaraksa quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

Radical transformation of society requires personal and spiritual change first or at least simultaneously


Capitalism brainwashes us through advertising and the skewing of priorities .

... We need economies that promote human values, seek to limit suffering, and are committed to democratic principles, rather than ones dependent on global trade and a blind commitment to neo-liberal economic policies.


It is not a Buddhist approach to say that if everyone practiced Buddhism, the world would be a better place. Wars and oppression begin from this kind of thinking.


The use of market values and technology as a social barometer has devalued the worth of individuals, rendered irrelevant the quality of their lives, and stunted their creativity.


Buddhism is not concerned just with private destiny, but with the lives and consciousness of all beingsAny attempt to understand Buddhism apart from its social dimension is fundamentally a mistake. Until Western Buddhists understand this, their embrace of Buddhism will not help very much in the efforts to bring about meaningful and positive social change, or even in their struggle to transform their ego.


We have more than enough programs, organisations, parties, and strategies in the world for the alleviation of suffering and injustice.


People seeking to live spiritually must be concerned with their social and physical environment.