From Austerity to Prosperity

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In today’s world, humanity is increasingly facing problems brought about by climate change. Many scientific studies provide evidence of a link between climate change and human activity, and the potential environmental and socio-economic consequences they bring.

The pursuit of materialism and modern day conveniences has resulted in overdevelopment and the depletion of natural resources, which has a serious impact on the environment. In From Austerity to Prosperity, Master Cheng Yen highlights how by curbing extravagance and living a simple life with few desires, we can help protect the environment from further damage as well as maintain a healthy body and mind.

The book offers practical tips and advice on how we can return to a simple and natural lifestyle by simplifying our wants, which helps to cut carbon emissions, reduce waste and conserve resources. Using real life stories, it illustrates how people practice frugality and make environmental protection a priority in life.

The Master also explains how if we minimize our desires, keep our minds clean and pure, and strive to benefit others, we can become spiritually wealthy, which is true prosperity.