Gandalf, on How to Defeat Evil in our Time.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 4, 2013
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believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check

but that is not what I have found.

I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.

Small acts of kindness and love.

~ Gandalf

~ via, of course, J.R.R. Tolkien (whose birthday was yesterday)


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.


6 Responses to “Gandalf, on How to Defeat Evil in our Time.”

  1. Valarie says:

    One has to wonder how Tolkien 'knew things' that his contemporaries did not….. 🙂

  2. Richard says:

    He wrote the Hobbit as the World raced toward WWII and after his own experiences in WWI times. Then Lord of the Rings was written from 1937 right on through WWII to 1949. What remains sad is that evil is still so alive and well.

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  4. Christa says:

    Excellent article. I will be dealing with a few of these issues as well..