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Justice: Daily Metta

“Justice should become cheap and expeditious. Today it is the luxury of the rich and the joy of the gambler.” ~ Gandhi, Mahatma, v. 4., p. 182 Sigh. It has been a long “today.” Here the lawyer, Gandhi, is citing an important example of a general rule that Socrates adduced nearly 2500 years ago (it’s… read more

Power of Love: Daily Metta

“Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment. . . . I am fascinated by the law of love. It is the philosophers’ stone for me.” ~ Gandhi, Young India, January 8, 1925 Discovering, and thoroughly testing the “power of love,” gave Gandhi’s… read more

Truth Be Told: Daily Metta

“Suspicion is of the brood of violence. Nonviolence cannot but trust.” ~ Gandhi, Young India, May 20, 1925 Nonviolence is never about changing another person directly. It’s always about changing ourselves in order to see more directly into the heart of a conflict and effect transformation there, which can, in time, change others. Truth be… read more

Unshakeable Faith: Daily Metta

“My effort should never be to undermine another’s faith but to make him a better follower of his own faith.” ~ Gandhi, Mahatma,  vol. 2, p. 343 We can take this as a special case of the striking principle we’ve discussed before that Gandhi tried never to insist that anyone follow his (Gandhi’s) ideas but… read more

Deepening our Understanding of Gandhi – Podcast

Mike Heller joins Peace Paradigm Radio this week to help us deepen our understanding of Gandhi and his life. Heller is co-coordinator of Peace and Justice Studies at Roanoke College and co-editor of the book Mohandas K. Gandhi: The Last Eighteen Years. After a discussing Mike Heller’s journey from military to quakers, Michael Nagler, Stephanie Van… read more

Fortify Yourself: Newsletter

The Mighty River of Nonviolence Today’s newsletter recaps some recent news and inspirations, from Gandhi’s 147th birthday to our Q&A with G. Scott Brown for Nonviolence magazine. What comes after the US elections? Join Rabbi Michael Lerner of Tikkun, Michael Nagler of the Metta Center, and cultural luminaries like the filmmaker Oliver Stone for a… read more

Gandhi’s Birthday 2016

October 2, 2016 is the 147th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. A time for reflection, no doubt, and today that’s bound to be sobering. Violence is eroding the human mind, body, and spirit, indeed life in general, almost—but not quite everywhere. It is just about everywhere that most people would ever look, i.e. the mass media.… read more

Heart Unity and Leadership–Daily Metta Video

As Michael moves forward in his “Search for a Nonviolent Future,” he comments on the way that heart unity and leadership in a nonviolent movement have to work together. He also corrects a statement that he made in the book, thanks to the late Narayan Desai.   About Daily Metta Stephanie Van Hook, the Metta… read more

Tender Toward Others: Daily Metta

“Whilst we may attack measures and systems we may not, must not, attack men. Imperfect ourselves, we must be tender toward others and slow to impute motives.” ~ Gandhi, Young India Sept. 29, 1921 It is interesting that this statement of the core principle of nonviolence (and the reasoning behind it) occurs a little less… read more

Bread Labor: Daily Metta

“The idea [of bread labour] is that every healthy individual should labour enough for his [or her] food, and his [or her] intellectual faculties should be exercised not in order to earn a living or amass a fortune but only in the service of mankind.” ~ Gandhi, Ashram Observances in Action, p. 32 Gandhi certainly… read more