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Demonstrating Innocence: Daily Metta

“A Satyagrahi  goes to prison, not to embarrass the authorities but to convert them by demonstrating to them his innocence.” ~ Gandhi, Harijan, November 5, 1938 “Jail, not bail,” was the cry of the student protesters during the Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins. It represents a turning point in any movement: a willingness of one or… read more

“Not by reason alone”–Daily Metta

February 12 “The conviction has been growing upon me that things of fundamental importance to the people are not secured by reason alone, but have to be purchased with their suffering.” –Gandhi (Young India, 3-19-1931)   Gandhi does not hide the very unpopular fact that when one decides to undertake nonviolent discipline, one is preparing… read more