Depth of Access: Daily Metta

But I can boldly declare, and with certainty, that so long as there is even a handful of men true to their pledge, there can only be one end to the struggle, and that is victory.” ~ Gandhi, Satyagraha in South Africa, p. 99

The forces that govern the outcome of human events are as real, as scientific, as subject to prediction and control as the physical forces we have learned to harness (somewhat) to drive the machinery of modern existence. They are the forces of consciousness, and as such they call for depth of access, not number of participants, to bring them into play. After a while, as we experiment with nonviolence, this does slowly become clear even to us; but the process is faster when we have a Gandhi to point out what’s happening.

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Book cover imageStephanie Van Hook, the Metta Center’s executive director, launched Daily Metta in 2015 as a way to share Gandhi’s spiritual wisdom and experiments with nonviolence.

Our 2016 Daily Metta continues with Gandhi on weekdays. On weekends, we share videos that complement Michael Nagler’s award-winning book, The Search for a Nonviolent Future: A Promise of Peace for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our World. To help readers engage with the book more deeply, the Metta Center offers a free PDF study guide.

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