Gandhi: how to be an effective Activist.

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 29, 2011
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“In the midst of darkness, light persists.”

Fighting doesn’t help anyone. But idiot compassion doesn’t help, either. So let’s turn to one of the masters of mindful activism, Gandhi, for guidance.

Gandhi: I succeed most every time in maintaining Non-Violence. It is the most powerful weapon. Love works.

Beautiful contemplation:

Bonus: his voice.

Bonus: some history.

Bonus, a movie worth renting:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Gandhi: how to be an effective Activist.”

  1. yoga-adan says:

    watched the 10 min history segment only so far, fascinating stuff –

    liked the progression to freedom, saw the division offshoot of pakistan, and the influence to nelson mandela and martin luther king

    would've liked captions, some of the wording hard to understand, and joined w/my high freq hearing loss, made some phrases diffifult to impossible to catch

    but over-all, really interesting and worthwhile i thought – thanks!

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  3. Such a good reminder. I own this movie. And tonight is a perfect night to revisit it!!

  4. AJMAL says:

    ajmal presdent

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