Tag Archives: non-embarassment

“The protest will go on”–Daily Metta

December 19: “Every murder or other injury, no matter for what cause, committed or inflicted on another is crime against humanity.” –Gandhi (Harijan, July 20, 1935) Here’s a story, short and sweet about nonviolence in action. But first, let’s review the principle of non-embarrassment. It’s when the opposition is not able to fully listen to… read more

“Everyone a newspaper”–Daily Metta

November 27: “Let everyone become his walking newspaper and carry the good news from mouth to mouth.” –Gandhi (Mahatma, vol. 6, p. 2) As the British rallied popular opinion, funds and other support for its war efforts in the 1940s, they tried to downplay the resistance efforts within India. This included censoring the press–not allowing… read more

“Non-Embarrassment”–Daily Metta

February 6   “I have no desire to cause you unnecessary embarrassment, or any at all, so far as I can help.”   –Gandhi, from a letter to the Viceroy, written on the eve of the 1930 civil disobedience campaign (Young India, 3-12-1930)   Gandhi’s faith in the power of Truth was so deep that… read more

Vinoba Bhave

Vinoba Bhave (1895-1982) was widely regarded as Gandhi’s spiritual heir. The Mahatma appointed Vinoba to be a “Satyagraha of one” in 1940. At the time Gandhi wanted to show the British raj that he was still in open resistance to its rule but did not feel it was proper to launch full-scale Satyagraha because the… read more