Friday, September 19, 2008

Some notes from Arun Ghandi

Anger managment core of MG non-violent philosophy

We need to channel anger (like electricity) for good use; anger journal is a tool

We must understand our own levels of violence (active/physical & passive) before we can change

Passive violence generates anger in victim who seeks justice via active violence

A friendly study of all religions is our sacred duty

MG prayer services were interfaith

Punishing children sends first messages of violence

Arun's parents did penance (e.g. fasting) when he made mistakes; his sympathy (positve guilt) for their suffering made him change his behavior

MG conceded we might minimum violence for protection not excess violence for destruction
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Jess said...

In case I didn't already say it, this was one of the coolest things I've ever been to -- thanks for having me along! Arun is simply inspiring.

Ogun said...

glad u could make it. deepak's coming soon. u interested?