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Lesson 12 (Family Program)

The heart’s earnest and pure desire is always fulfilled. Activities for Month Twelve (Print Version Here)    Here’s a list of the activities for the month. Find descriptions below.   Journal Family Meeting Gandhi Searches for Truth, Reading and Discussion (for whole family) Reading and Discussion (for older teens and adults) Mealtime Activity Wisdom Tradition… read more

“Nonviolence, the only short-cut”–Daily Metta

November 6: “I do not believe in short-violent-cuts to success.” –Gandhi (Harijan, December 11, 1924) The Global War on Terror tries to sell us the false idea that we can effectively fight terrorism by killing “terrorists,” instead of addressing the conditions that led to terrorism in the first place. A “short-violent-cut to success,” instead of… read more

“Starting with nonviolence”–Daily Metta

September 7: “All of our problems have to be solved nonviolently.” –Gandhi (Harijan, April 30, 1938) Almost as an afterthought, but no less powerful for that, Gandhi points out that the schools of his conception, Nai Talim, would, not surprisingly, teach nonviolence to its pupils. As seriously as the schools of Mussolini and Hitler took violence as… read more

“Maria Montessori and Gandhiji”–Daily Metta

August 31: “I discovered that the law of Love could be best understood and learned through little children.” –Gandhi (Speech at Montessori Training College, London, 1931) Gandhi and Maria Montessori were great admirers of one another. In her interview with Gandhi, around October 9, 1931, Gandhi told her that his friends in India say that… read more

“A lesson from children”–Daily Metta

April 16 “I have noticed it in my own experience that, if we would approach children in humility and in innocence, we would learn wisdom from them.” –Gandhi (Young India, 11-19-1931) I recently made the decision to fill up the bulk of my “free time” by becoming a preschool teacher in a Montessori classroom of… read more