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March 2011 Blog Posts (35)

Prayer vs. Protest

"The cry for peace will be a cry in the wilderness, so long as the spirit of non-violence does not dominate millions of men and women." - 'Non-Violence -- The Greatest Force,' The Hindu, 8 Nov. 1926  (from The Essential Writings of Mahatma Gandhi edit by Raghavan Iyer)



In past weeks, the United States saw large protests from teachers, government workers, and concerned Americans about workers rights to organize and bargain and the slashing of government budgets leading… Continue

Added by James E Burnside on March 18, 2011 at 15:13 — 2 Comments

Libya & Egypt

"Non-violence is the law of our species as violence is the law of the brute.  The spirit lies dormant in the brute and he knows no law but that of physical might.  The dignity of man requires obedience to a higher law - to the strength of the spirit." - 'The Doctrine of the Sword', Young India, 11 Aug. 1920 (from The Essential Writings of Mahatma Gandhi edited by Raghavan Iyer)



It is with sadness but no surprise that I watch the brief civil uprising in Libya crumble. … Continue

Added by James E Burnside on March 17, 2011 at 15:05 — 2 Comments

6th International Youth Peace Festival 2011

 

To mobilizing YOUTH to unite the WORLD,

YUVSATTA is organising

6th International Youth Peace Festival…

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Added by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal on March 14, 2011 at 8:23 — 1 Comment

Weekly News - 14 March 2011

- Welcome to all new members who joined GandhiTopia last week! Now we are 1076 members, see

http://www.gandhitopia.org/profiles/members



Latest Activities on GandhiTopia:



- James E Burnside added a blog post "Progress not Perfection":

http://www.gandhitopia.org/profiles/blogs/progress-not-perfection



- Ram Bansal added… Continue

Added by GandhiServe Foundation on March 14, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

Faster than a Speeding Bullet

"True humility means most strenuous and constant endeavour entirely directed towards the service of humanity." - Letter to Narandas Gandhi (G.), MMU/I, October 7, 1930



I don't know how to respond to the images on TV of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  I can give money and I may, and every little bit helps, but I want to be on the ground helping rebuild and that is not possible.



My duties are here with my family and my foster daughters and the struggles in my community… Continue

Added by James E Burnside on March 13, 2011 at 22:38 — No Comments

The Great Undertaking

"I have undertaken to reform a single person, and that is my own self.  And I realize how difficult it is to reform him." - A Letter to Adamsaleh A. Patel (G.), SN 19901, April 14, 1926

What can I add?

Amen.

Added by James E Burnside on March 9, 2011 at 16:08 — 3 Comments

"I Ever Compromise My Own Ideals"

"Achara means the outward mode of living and it can change from time to time.  The rules of inner living must remain the same; that is, one should cling to truth, ahimsa, etc.  In trying to follow them, we may change the rules of outward mode of living whenever necessary."  A Letter (G.), Mahadevbhaini Diary, Vol. I, p. 364



When I first read Gandhi many years ago, one of the first changes I made was to give up my car and begin riding my bicycle for… Continue

Added by James E Burnside on March 8, 2011 at 16:44 — 1 Comment

Gratitude List

"It is our actions which count.  Thoughts, however good in themselves, are like false pearls unless they are translated into action."  A Letter (G.), Mahadevbhaini Diary, Vol. II, p. 15, from The Essential Writings of Mahatma Gandhi edited by Raghavan Iyer



I am basically a lazy person.  I love television and computer games.  As a writer, I can delude myself into thinking I am 'doing something' when actually all that I am accomplishing is wasting time.



I'm… Continue

Added by James E Burnside on March 7, 2011 at 16:15 — No Comments

Fight the Corruption : Gandhian Way

A Letter to All Indians -



Whole of Indian masses and their mentalities are suffering under corrupt practices of politicians and administrators. Against this, various individuals and organizations are struggling in their own ways. As an initiative of this type, 87 year old and a father figure to all of us has declared his 'fast unto death' at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi from 5th April 2011. His demand is that the government immediately enact a legislation to punish corrupt person within… Continue

Added by Ram Bansal on March 6, 2011 at 19:26 — 4 Comments

Progress not Perfection

"Faith is not a thing to grasp, it is a state to grow to.  And growth comes from within." - A Letter, Mahadev Desai's Diary (MSS), 3 May 1935 (from The Essential Writings of Mahatma Gandhi edited by Raghavan Iyer)



I am not a deep spiritual person.  My mother used to say, "Deep down inside, I'm really very shallow," and I believe that describes me.  I don't have strong convictions and even though I pray regularly and meditate often, I rarely feel in touch with the Great…

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Added by James E Burnside on March 6, 2011 at 15:11 — No Comments

Weekly News - 6 March 2011

- Welcome to all new members who joined GandhiTopia last week! Now we are 1071 members, see

http://www.gandhitopia.org/profiles/members



Latest Activities on GandhiTopia:



- Center for Nonviolence updated an event "International Nonviolence Summer Institute 2011":

http://www.gandhitopia.org/xn/detail/2678951:Event:39431



- Dr.… Continue

Added by GandhiServe Foundation on March 6, 2011 at 14:06 — No Comments

Garvin Brown

TODAY TUESDAY  MARCH 1ST AT MORNING ASSEMBLY THE CHILDREN

 

WENT THRU THEIR MORNING DEVOTIONAL ROUTINE AFTER WHICH WE

 

ALL SANG RAGUPATI AND FOLLOWED WITH MAHATMA GANDHI KI JAI …

 

JAI . JAI . JAI’

 

THEN A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM “JBF”  JUST BE FRIENDLY ARRIVED AT

 

THE ASSEMBLY BECAUSE PARIJAT ACADEMY AND “LBF” WERE THIS DAY

 

GOING TO TAKE OUT A GANDHI PEACE WALK AROUND VILLAGE…

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Added by Uttam Teron on March 5, 2011 at 11:02 — 1 Comment

Mahatma Gandhi Peace Walk, Guwahati, Assam, India

Garvin Brown,

Gandhian  of Australia

 

Wrote

BORN WANGANUI NEW ZEALAND 9TH MAY 1928

 

MY FAMILY VERY INTERESTED IN GANDHI ON RADIO

 

1932 FARM TARANAKI NEW ZEALAND

 

1937 LEFT FARM TO LEVIN

 

1939 FATHER WENT TO 2ND WORLD WAR

 

1945 MATRICULATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL

 

1945 – 1950 MANY JOBS IN OFFICES BORING

 

1950 JOINED ARMY UNITED NATIONS KOREAN…

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Added by Uttam Teron on March 5, 2011 at 10:51 — No Comments

APRIGRAHA "GRASSROOTS MEETING IN HUNGARY"

Aprigraha is one of the eleven vows that were the guiding principles of Gandhiji-s political struggle against the British Colonialism first in South Africa{1894-1915} and then in India{1915-1947}. Now people have totally lost sight of this basic principle of Gandhi-s economics which Gandhi had borrowed from ancient Vedic tretises. World is currently passing through unpresedented economic crises and no one has any positive solution to this impasse, except printing currency and adding to more…

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Added by Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj on March 3, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

The History of Bread Labour

It was in the Department of History of Pondicherry University on 1st and 2nd of March, 2011,  a national seminar on the topic, "The Colonial State, Capital and Labour in India" was organized and I was presenting a paper on "The History of Bread Labour with a Gandhian Connotation" amid lots of discussions on the colonial impact on labour, women, southern regions and culture of India. 



Prof. G.Chandrika and Dr.D.VenuGopal Reddy… Continue

Added by Balamurali Balaji on March 3, 2011 at 14:14 — 2 Comments

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