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“Nonviolence and patriotism.”–Daily Metta

January 23 “My patriotism is not exclusive.” –Gandhi (Young India, 3-4-1924)  Gandhi often said that if nonviolence were to have any value, it lies in its universal applicability–what is true for individuals is also true for nations. He also said that they are no real lovers of freedom (as the British claimed to be) who… read more

Oceanic Circle

Oceanic circle describes Gandhi’s vision of social organization. Gandhi believed that for a nonviolent society to achieve a lasting peace, it must be organized in a decentralized way. In Gandhi’s own words: “Independence must begin at the bottom. Thus, every village will be a republic or panchayat having full powers. It follows, therefore, that every… read more