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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Inspiration


  • March 18, 1922 British magistrates in India sentence Mohandas K Gandhi    to 6 years for disobedience











  • Born in Gujarat in 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi studied law in London and fought for the civil and human rights of Indian peoples in South Africa. He developed non-violent political strategies influenced “primarily by Hinduism, but also by elements of Jainism and Christianity, as well as writers including Tolstoy and Thoreau,” according to the BBC. 

    • Upon his return to India, Gandhi applied these tactics to the colonial independence movement through the use of the satyagraha. It was during this time that he began to be called “Mahatma,” meaning                                          
    “Great Soul.” 










* A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

* A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.  

* A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. 

* A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.  



16 comments:

  1. i'm thinking skinny. maybe bullet point 3 will come true for me.

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    1. Yeah, I was looking at that one too, and thinking 'happy and healthy and fit.'

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  2. I like that Gandhi. Anyone who fights for the rights of the lower class is an alright dude.

    aim

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  3. When will people actually hear that "non-violent" intervention is the only intervention?

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  4. Will take that inspiration over to monday...I was just looking at yous son´s drawings and they are so amazing he has such a wonderful sense of posture and space. Totally awesome.

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    1. thanks, Þorgerður. I love Jack's drawings too! I guess I love them so much that I risk his wrath in posting them :)

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  5. So I have Gandhi to thank for my current predicament, is that what you're saying?

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    1. Oh man, Lizbeth--let's apply it in a better way, like; we think we are calm, rational women who never freak out and shriek, and therefore, we WILL become it!

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  6. Hmm . . . now you're deep AND funny? WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU LEAVING FOR THE REST OF US? HUH?

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    1. I'm a formidable idiot at times! Have no fear, Sue!

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  7. I like the fourth point. It happens that at Sunday brunch I got into a discussion of lotus nirvana vs. muddy water nirvana with a yoga teacher. Zen teachers don't talk about enlightenment - they like to talk about shit - after all, it is one thing we all have in common.

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    1. literal shit, or the figurative, "shit happens" type of shit? Or both?

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