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“The art of nonviolence”–Daily Metta

October 31: “Just as one must learn the art of killing in the training for violence, so one must learn the art of dying in the training for nonviolence.” –Gandhi (Harijan, September 9, 1940) Gandhi expected that those who were totally committed to nonviolence would be willing to face death when necessary while at the… read more

“One reality, many names”–Daily Metta

September 14: “In my opinion, Rama, Rahaman, Ahuramazda, God or Krishna are all attempts on the part of man to name that invisible force which is the greatest of all forces.” –Gandhi (Harijan, August 18, 1946) Gandhi was a great fan of music, especially devotional hymns. One of his favorites, Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram, a… read more

“Independence from the bottom up”–Daily Metta

April 6: “Independence must begin at the bottom.” –Gandhi (Harijan, 7-28-1946, p. 236)   On April 6, 1930, the Great Salt March reached the shore in Dandi, 80, 000 marchers strong, to break the salt law in India, which stated that Indians did not have British permission to make salt from their own supply on… read more

Is the Monsanto protest the next Salt March?

By Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook When a people is faced with a destructive system that has been insidiously putting its tendrils down in many sectors of society, steadily taking over its institutions, it can seem all but impossible to dislodge that evil; but it always seems that a system like that will have… read more

The Next Salt March

          Turning Our Backs on Consumerism By Eknath Easwaran As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world—that is the myth of the “atomic age”—as in being able to remake ourselves. —Mahatma Gandhi In one of my favorite Sanskrit stories from ancient India, an… read more