The Most Powerful Weapon

March 04, 2015

Every week, we feature excerpts by Gandhi that lend insight into his values and personal practices.

Many times he expressed that "nonviolence is the most powerful weapon at the disposal of humanity." This is what he meant:

August 01, 1920

"Nonviolence in its dynamic condition means conscious suffering. It does not mean meek submission of the will of the evil-doer, but it means putting of one’s whole soul against the will of the tyrant. Working under this law of our being, it is possible for a single individual to defy the whole might of an unjust empire to save her/his honour, her/his religion, her/his soul, and lay the foundation for that empire’s fall or its regeneration."

Source: Mahatma: A Golden Treasury of Wisdom -Thoughts & Glimpses of Life. by Ajgaonkar, Sri Meghshyam T. Mumbai: Anand Limye, p. 33
also in Young India, 1-8-1920, p.3

Be The Change

This week find ways to follow your heart, despite being emebeded in an industrial growth society, and explore how small actions can contribute to a regenerative society.