Reading of Consequence: Gandhi, Satyagraha

His is one of the most recognizable faces and inspiring lives of all time, but do you really know this man and what he so passionately stood for?

Read Satyagraha only if you dare to go beyond the “easy” Gandhi — the popular hero to admire from a safe distance… and are ready to be challenged by the “hard” Gandhi — the wise and courageous teacher that so few of us have the guts to emulate.

Even if you consider the Mahatma’s dream and methods to be naïve and foolhardy, prepare yourself. The exemplary deeds of this man… who was willing to, and indeed did, die for a cause greater than himself… should move us all to reflect deeply on our daily conduct and allegiances… and upon the many ways that we routinely contribute to, or at least mutely accept, injustice.

And as I read Gandhi’s closing words, I was struck by a most challenging thought that pierced the routine of my otherwise ordinary day: Perhaps true Satyagraha, like true Christianity and other radical forms of love, has never really been tried.

Existentialism Humanism Religion

Frank J Peter View All →

A uniquely burdened and blessed citizen of the world thinking and acting out loud!

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