"We must be the change we wish to see in the world"
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever"
"I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could."
Excerpts from Legacy of Love by Arun Gandhi:
- "Anger is also like electricity." Grandfather (Gandhi) continued. "Electricity is powerful - so powerful, in fact, that it can cause devastating destruction if it is mishandled or abused. But if channeled properly and intelligently, it is highly useful to mankind".
Noniviolence is not just a state of being where violence is absent or invisible. It is a conscious, active effort not to harm anyone morally, spiritually, physically, mentally, economically, socially, or in any other way. A practitioner of nonviolence must be always guided by compassion for all. Nonviolence is also not solely, or even primarily, called upon for resolving conflicts. As Grandfather wrote, "Nonviolence has to become a way of life. It is not something tha tone could wear in the morning and take off in the evening."
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right. Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. --Mahatma Gandhi