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People of Faith: Daily Metta

“A man (or woman) of faith will remain steadfast to truth even though the whole world might appear to be enveloped in falsehood.” ~ Gandhi, Mind of Mahatma Gandhi, p. 47 Please note: might appear to be enveloped in falsehood. That’s where the faith comes in: that despite all appearances, Truth cannot ever be destroyed,… read more

“Proof is within”–Daily Metta

November 24: “There come to us moments in life when about some things we need no proof from without.” –Gandhi (The Leader, December 25, 1916) Have you had a moment in your life where you knew you were heading in the right direction, even if around you there was chaos and confusion? My guess is… read more

“The Abbot and the Sword”–Daily Metta

October 7: “A man of faith will remain steadfast to truth, even though the whole world might appear to be enveloped in falsehood.” –Gandhi (Harijan, September 22, 1946) ‘Steadfastness to truth’ is another way to say ‘Satyagraha,’ almost a literal translation from the Sanskrit. When Gandhiji maintains that it is a person “of faith” who… read more

“People can change for the better”–Daily Metta

September 20: “My faith in human nature is irrepressible and even under the circumstances of a most adverse character.” –Gandhi (Young India, January 1, 1920) Faith in human nature sounds naive and foolish. But why should it be? For those who long for a nonviolent alternative to our educational, political, and even criminal justice systems,… read more

“Faith is not a delicate flower”–Daily Metta

June 30: “Faith is not a delicate flower which would wither under the slightest stormy weather. Faith is like the Himalaya mountains which cannot possibly change.” Gandhi (Harijan, January 25, 1934) Growing up, for some reason, I thought that ‘faith’ meant believing in and defending something because someone else said it was right, even though… read more