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Mahatma Gandhi

Become The Vessel of Change

Brittney Grimes | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Brittney Grimes

What is change? Is it deviating away from something? Is it a chance to make things better, perhaps improve on a situation, with your own finishing tou...

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: The Day Non-Violence Killed My Fear

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 01.16.2017 | Impact
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

For most of the first 21 years of my life, while living in Mumbai, I was a painfully shy child who found solace in sports, food, academics, and movies...

Make Life Resolutions, Not Just Ones in the New Year

Clara G. Herrera | Posted 01.02.2017 | Divorce
Clara G. Herrera

New Year's Day is probably one of the most optimistic days of the year. Like most folk, you are ardently deciding to scrape off the crap that shellack...

Bernie and Common Good Capitalism Movement

Terry Mollner | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Terry Mollner

Senator Bernie Sanders now needs to make a decision. Should his movement be a fundamental movement, political movement, or both?

We Will Never Forget Orlando

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 06.13.2016 | Parents
Siobhan Kukolic

So many lives changed forever. Devastating for the families. Heartbreaking for the community. And what can we do? We can remind our young people that love is love. And that hate can be deadly.

How Russia and China Are Cooperating to Dismantle America's Dominance of the Internet

Scott Malcomson | Posted 05.05.2016 | World
Scott Malcomson

If the past 20 years are a guide, Sino-Russian cooperation will result in a shared isolation of both countries' citizens from international civil society, international media and the Internet. A recent meeting between the two countries on Internet sovereignty was apparently motivated by a desire to protect against extremism, drug sales and the like. But the essence of it was two major nations getting together to compare notes on how to build walls.

How My Grandfather From A Village In India Gave a New Meaning to Gratitude, Just Like Oprah

Karthik Rajan | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
Karthik Rajan

When I looked down the road where my grandfather's walking stick touched- it was a brown road - no tar, just solid mud and the sift of sand that touch...

Tilting at Windmills

Yara Zgheib | Posted 01.22.2017 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

At the risk of seeming mad, at the risk of failing, we must never stop seeking, "in a world suddenly too small for existing cosmologies, a reality large enough to contain what we have seen"...

10 Quick Tips That Can Save L.A. Lives in a Disaster

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.11.2016 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

"Don't get scared - get prepared," says Los Angeles-based disaster preparedness teacher, Deidra Dwyer, who adds that despite Southern California being...

How Gandhi's Introversion Made Him The Ultimate Liberator

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the movement for India’s independence from Great Britain and the man cons...

Non-Violence: Our Generation's Call to Duty?

Johann Berlin | Posted 11.15.2016 | World
Johann Berlin

While the correct path forward against this enemy remains uncertain, what is clear to me is that we cannot fight injustice with more unjust actions, like blaming the very people who are trying to flee this enemy.

The New Yorker Nukes Thoreau

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 10.20.2016 | Media
M.W. Jacobs

The New Yorker magazine just tried to destroy Henry David Thoreau in an article by recently hired Kathryn Schulz. Her only book is Being Wrong and this article adds to her authority on that subject considerably.

Commit 100 Percent to Something and These 5 Outcomes Will Happen

Benjamin Hardy | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Hardy

A natural consequence of success is an increased vision for what you can do. This is where abstainers often fail. Because we're are highly passionate about what we do, we often start at a sprint. But long-term commitments are marathons, and so abstainers often burn out.

'You Should Pray I Choose the Latter'

Tom Allon | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Tom Allon

Violence or civil disobedience? That has been the perennial question facing the Civil Rights movement, which has evolved into the "Black Lives Matter" crusade. From Gandhi to Martin Luther King, Jr., civil disobedience has been a powerful weapon in spearheading needed social progress.

Bigotry and Repression in 'Religious' Guise

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.15.2016 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Kim Davis certainly does not walk in the footsteps of progressive leaders who took a stand to improve circumstances for oppressed people. Rather, she follows the muddled path of such people as Alabama Governor George Wallace.

The Weekly Shooting Cycle

Eric Kasum | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Eric Kasum

Refuse to speak the words gun violence. Call it domestic terrorism. That's what it really is. Like my father, we must have the courage to take a stand. Let's refuse to be bullied by the NRA and the gun industry and their wealthy donors and highly-paid lobbyists.

Christian Love Can Change the World

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.15.2016 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

What we've seen now in Charleston is a a clinging to spiritual truth in order to create change for the better, without rancor, bitterness, accusation, or condemnation of opponents or enemies. It's an offering of love in the face of hate. This is the heart of Christianity.

Yoga Might Achieve What Communism Didn't: A Response to a Communist Critic of Yoga

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 06.20.2016 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

Even if it seems commercialized and narcissistic at times, the yoga culture one sees today has not only an individual health and beauty element but a far more promising social-spiritual one.

South Africa's Hindu History More Than Just Gandhi

Murali Balaji | Posted 06.12.2016 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Perhaps one of the strongest arguments for why Hinduism needs to be understood as a truly global religion is its nearly 200-year presence in South Africa, and its survival in the country despite systemic discrimination against Hindus prior to the end of Apartheid.

96-Year-Old Tao Porchon-Lynch Is 'On Fire' on America's Got Talent

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.11.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Dancing to Pitbull's "Fireball," 96-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and ballroom dance teacher Vard Margaryan wowed the "America's Got Talent" judges and audience on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

Meatless Monday: Welcome to the V-conomy

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.05.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Yes, vegan products, like vegan people, are healthy, natural and can compete with what's out there in the conventional but unsustainable marketplace, but let's call them -- and us -- what we are. Vegan.

The Ecology of Our Minds

KidSpirit | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion

When I was eight years old, my parents used to take me to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. We would go every week of the summer, spread out a blanket on the grass, and enact a tradition central to our monotheistic branch of Hinduism: singing devotional songs to passersby, often accompanied by a harmonium and brass hand symbols.

Using Peace 'Means' to Achieve Peaceful 'Ends'

David J. Smith | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
David J. Smith

The process of finding commonality is a peaceful means to working together. Peace as means rather then peace as ends can help those of difference understand each other, and thereby foster solutions to challenges that can benefit all sides.

Hinduphobia Would Shock Gandhi As Much As Intolerance

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 04.12.2015 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

The more difficult question to think about is that President Obama did not say anything that decent people anywhere in the world or of any faith would disagree with. And yet, something about his comments has upset Hindus very much.

Is 96 the New 22? Seven Secrets of Vitality From Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Millions across the globe have been inspired by 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch -- World War II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, competitive ballroom dancer and yoga master.