The World Could Be Otherwise

Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path

Media Type:Audiobook
Buddhism & Eastern Religions
Narrator(s):Norman Fischer
Publish Date:02/25/2020
Run Time:9 Hours, 29 Minutes
Publisher:Dreamscape Media


In frightening times, we wish the world could be otherwise. With a touch of imagination, it can be. Imagination helps us see what’s hidden, and it shape-shifts reality’s roiling twisting waves. In this inspiring reframe of a classic Buddhist teaching, Zen teacher Norman Fischer writes that the paramitas, or “six perfections”—generosity, ethical conduct, patience, joyful effort, meditation, and understanding—can help us reconfigure the world we live in. Ranging from our everyday concerns about relationships, ethics, and consumption to our artistic inspirations and broadest human yearnings, Fischer depicts imaginative spiritual practice as a necessary resource for our troubled times.