Tag Archives: history

“USA Independence Reconsidered”–Daily Metta

July 4: “Real Swaraj will come, not by the acquisition of authority by a few, but by the capacity by all to resist authority when it is abused.” –Gandhi (Young India, January 29, 1925) When Gandhi met with the British Viceroy Lord Irwin after his imprisonment following the 1930 Salt Satyagraha, they shared a pot… read more

“Re-telling History”–Daily Metta

February 8 “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.” –Gandhi (The Story of My Experiments in Truth)   The story… read more

“History of the Real”–Daily Metta

February 7 “History, then, is a record of an interruption of the course of nature. Soul-force, being natural, is not noted in history.” –Gandhi (Hind Swaraj, Chap. XVII)   Imagine walking into a history class in a mainstream, public institution and hearing not the stories of generals and apologies for genocides and massacres, but stories… read more

Do we live in a meaningless universe?

 Ours is not an empty, disorderly world, but an exquisitely structured web whose design embraces and affects all living things. –Sally Goerner WESTERN CIVILIZATION could be considered a grand experiment, culminating in the three-plus centuries of the industrial revolution, to see if the universe could be accounted for without resorting to the concept of a… read more