A Seed Sown: Daily Metta

“The seed is never seen. It works underneath the ground, is itself destroyed, and the tree which rises above the ground is alone seen.” ~ Gandhi, Hind Swaraj, Chapter 2

Gandhi wanted us to understand that no single event, great or small, is an end in itself. Each one leads to something down the line: each one is a seed planted. When we act out of a sense of discontent, it is because the seed of discontent was sown in us by some action in the past. Same goes with the seed of love. All of life begins with a seed sown.

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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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