"It’s no good offering people peace if those same people lack food and water; and it’s no good offering them food and water if our forests and rivers are polluted. It’s no good, even, to clean up our environment if we’re still polluted within. In short, the solution to all of our problems, economic, environmental, political, spiritual, can only be addressed by going back to the fundamentals. Reforms on the surface make no difference whatsoever."
The Dalai Lama via Pico Iyer in The Open Road
Great book - highly recommended.