Arun Manilal Gandhi, the fifth grandson of the venerable “Mahatma” Gandhi, has propagated his grandfather’s principles of nonviolence (ahimsa) throughout his career as a socio-political activist, journalist, author, philanthropist and motivational speaker. Having lived with his grandfather for two years (1946-48) in the Sevagram Ashram in India, Arun’s grandfather was foundational in teaching him the transformational power of channeling one’s anger into an agent for doing good. Arun espouses and promotes “being the change we wish to see in the world,” and challenges each of us to do the same. In recognizing and eliminating violence perpetrated mentally, verbally, and physically against ourselves and others, we too can plant seeds of peace and cultivate a life and global community enshrined in love.
How Can I Learn More About Choosing Peace?
There are many opportunities for each of us to become more aware of our potential for cultivating nonviolence individually and as a community, here are a few ways to get started: