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Self-sufficiency: Daily Metta

“We do not want to universalize the Charkha through mass production in one place.” ~ Gandhi, Harijan, October 20, 1946 The spinning wheel, Gandhi was firm, should not become a centralized product that makes spinners dependent on someone far away to manufacture or fix them. They should be built in the villages directly, and every… read more

“Ideal of Interdependence”–Daily Metta

February 20: “Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of humanity as self-sufficiency.” –Gandhi (Young India, 3-21-1929) Though Gandhi’s campaign in India is referred to as an “independence” movement it was more precisely a struggle for liberation. For Gandhi, liberation–both personal and social–is a matter of realizing right relationships to (if I… read more