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August 2009 Blog Posts (18)

Weekly News - 31 August 2009

- Welcome to all new members who joined GandhiTopia last week! Now we have 544 members, see

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- Ashram Gandhi Puri, Bali, added 45 new photos, see

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Added by GandhiServe Foundation on August 31, 2009 at 9:13pm — No Comments

NONVIOLENT EMPOWERMENT

Dear Friends, help it reach and touch humanists everywhere



PRACTICAL HUMANIST MANIFESTO



Are you a Humanist? - Many people all over the world would say "I am a Humanist" if you asked them. By and large, whether they are religious or not, they believe that all human life is equally sacred. The well-being of each and every living individual on this earth is their supreme value, not any groups, ideas, or institutions. By "well being" they mean freedom and personal… Continue

Added by Olek Netzer on August 31, 2009 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Gandhi & Ayurveda--16

I am in Rishikesh, at the foothills of Himalayas, on the bank of holy river Ganges. A group of 15 Italian students, most of them young women, have come here to attend a practical training course on Ayurvedic Panchkarma, Yoga and Naturopathy. These young students have come under the guidance of AIMA Ayurveda Italy and CSRAM, New Delhi. The Hindustan Times, New Delhi, has reported the following story. I hope it will be of some use for you:





STUDENTS FROM ITALY LEARN THE SCIENCE OF… Continue

Added by Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj on August 27, 2009 at 5:15pm — No Comments

How will you be celebrating Gandhi's birthday on 2nd October

Dear friends,



Let me introduce myself. I am a journalist based in London and edit a popular NRI website www.nrifm.com. There is a lot of audio material on this website on Mahatma Gandhi.



I have always been interested to find out how Mahatma Gandhi is viewed outside India. If you are planning any activity for Gandhi's birthday on the 2nd October, which is now also being recognised by the UN as International Non-violence Day, kindly let me know as soon as… Continue

Added by Vijay Rana on August 25, 2009 at 8:47pm — No Comments

THIRD DAY REPORT GANDHI SWARAJ PADYATRA by Jeff Knaebel

THIRD DAY REPORT

GANDHI SWARAJ PADYATRA

by Jeff Knaebel on his 63rd day of paperless stateless freedom, 21 August 2009

After meditation and washing clothes, we got underway from Jawan Singh’s farm at Talamaud at 0545. Arriving before 0700 at the farm land of our Jaipur organizer Keshav Deo Agarwal, we hung clothes to dry while we rested and imbibed a small snack.

We were cared for by Keshavji’s tenant farmers who live in a perfectly adequate home made of laid up stone and… Continue

Added by JK on August 25, 2009 at 4:48pm — No Comments

SECOND DAY REPORT GANDHI SWARAJ PADYATRA by Jeff Knaebel

SECOND DAY REPORT

GANDHI SWARAJ PADYATRA

by Jeff Knaebel (the Satyagrahi who walks), 20 August 2009

Last night in Village Dhand, I lay down to sleep under the stars with the young history teacher’s question in my mind –

“Gandhiji taught Ahimsa, but now everywhere around us is violence. How shall we live? What shall become of us?” I had told him that his question went to the heart of our mission.

In the night, I titled my working hypothesis as The Answer Nobody Wants to… Continue

Added by JK on August 24, 2009 at 7:48pm — No Comments

GANDHI SWARAJ PADYATRA DAY 1, 19 AUGUST 2009 By Jeff Knaebel,

GANDHI SWARAJ PADYATRA DAY 1, 19 AUGUST 2009

By Jeff Knaebel, on his 61st day of paperless stateless freedom

After what was for me a major speech on 18 August before an enthusiastic audience of more than 100 Gandhian scholars and activists at Prakrit Bharti, Jaipur – followed by a long night of packing – we got underway toward Amer on the edge of Jaipur from my temporary quarters at 0730 on 19 August.

I spoke to a small group of about thirty at Gram Bharti Samiti, Amer. We then… Continue

Added by JK on August 24, 2009 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Weekly News - 24 August 2009

- Welcome to all new members who joined GandhiTopia last week! Now we have 531 members, see

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- Please send me your feedback about GandhiTopia and let me know should you have uploaded interesting videos, photographs, audio clips or texts that can be highlighted here.



Have a nice week!



Peter

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Added by GandhiServe Foundation on August 24, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments

India's Independence Day

Kathmandu, Nepal, — India celebrated its Independence Day on Aug. 15 by flying the national flag and with parades. India gained freedom from British rule in 1947. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said last year, "All countries in our region must recognize that terrorism anywhere is a threat to peace and prosperity everywhere. It must be confronted with our united efforts. There is a large constituency for peace and shared prosperity among our people and we must work together to build on… Continue

Added by kamala b sarup on August 16, 2009 at 10:54pm — No Comments

IN EXILE ON GOOD FRIDAY by Jeff Knaebel, 21 March 2008

IN EXILE ON GOOD FRIDAY

by Jeff Knaebel, 21 March 2008



Yudhishthira – one of the Pandeva brothers in the Bhagavad Gita – speaking to his Queen upon being exiled to the Himalaya:



“Behold the Himalaya, how grand and beautiful they are. I love them. They do not give me anything, but my nature is to love the grand, the beautiful; therefore I love them. Similarly I love the Lord… my nature is to love Him, therefore I love. I do not pray for anything, I do not ask for… Continue

Added by JK on August 14, 2009 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Where to start

It is heartening to know that there are innumerable sites on Gandhiji and many persons are really interested in his thoughts and work.

What we find today around us, if we keep our eyes and ears open, is dilution of values in each and every area of life. Barring progress in electronic industry, infrastructure, farming etc. if we turn our eyes on the promoters and consumers thereof we see demolition of moral structure at institutional level and total disregard for spiritual values at the… Continue

Added by Ashok Bhalashanker Bhatt on August 12, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Why Should We Remember Gandhi?

When Gandhiji had been carring on his experiments with Truth, during the Noakhali Yatra in 1947, all his clleauges felt embereced and left him alone. So much so, Acharya Vinoba Bhave also differed from him. The issue was his Experiments in Brahamcharya. The issue became so much controvercial that editorial board of his entire periodical publications jointly resigned, including Kishorelal Mashruwala. Gandhiji was not prepaired to listen to any body. He was going as per his "inner voice". This… Continue

Added by Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj on August 11, 2009 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

My Note to a Friend

My Note to a Friend -

Jeff Knaebel



I too have learned much. Mostly that it is only love that matters, and how screwed up is modern man that this simple basic understanding is "hard." The "waypoint" check on my own level of consciousness is not a pleasing sight in the "mirror."



Talking on the phone with Lincoln Tritt in Arctic Village brings a lot of it into better focus. Just even listening to his voice, you start to slow down...



He speaks of going without… Continue

Added by JK on August 10, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Weekly News - 10 August 2009

- Welcome to all new members who joined GandhiTopia last week! Now we have 516 members, see

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



- Please send me your feedback about GandhiTopia and let me know should you have uploaded interesting videos, photographs, audio clips or texts that can be highlighted here.



Have a nice week!



Peter

Admin,… Continue

Added by GandhiServe Foundation on August 10, 2009 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Peace Rally on Hiroshima Day

6TH AUGUST - HIROSHIMA DAY PEACE RALLY

About 2000 Students participated and took the pledge to work for Peace & Nuclear-free World



Watch the video of Peace Rally



Students carrying the banner depicting the condition of the earth before & after the nuclear war. Peace Rally organized… Continue

Added by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal on August 7, 2009 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Gandhi Peace Walk -- Got Any Cockles?

Well my dear boys and girls here we are again. Friday of last week I crossed over the border into Virginia, (2,756 miles later) the last state of my peace walk. Here is a litle story to warm the cockles of your heart.

I left my transport vehicle in Nashville,TN and decided to pick it up in four weeks. I wanted to experiment with letting go of all my attachments to things and just see what happened. An experiment in Trust if you will. You see I believe that we are abundant beings and the… Continue

Added by Dermot Butterly on August 6, 2009 at 5:04am — No Comments

Respected Sri Banerjee,

Respected Sri Banerjee,



I have your book "Seasons of Life and Land" and I am grateful for the opportunity of inspirational dips into it. I congratulate you on a superb work. It touches my heart. Thanks.



In the early 90's (before migrating to India after living almost 40 years in Alaska), I flew as a volunteer pilot for Lighthawk - the Wings of Conservation on behalf of the Gwich'in Steering Committee in the struggle to preserve ANWR. I also flew some of Robert Redford's… Continue

Added by JK on August 4, 2009 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Weekly News - 4 August 2009

- Welcome to all new members who joined GandhiTopia last week! Now we have 511 members, see

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



- Please send me your feedback about GandhiTopia and let me know should you have uploaded interesting videos, photographs, audio clips or texts that can be highlighted here.



Have a nice week!



Peter

Admin,… Continue

Added by GandhiServe Foundation on August 4, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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