Discover ten vital and extraordinary life lessons from one of the most important and influential philosophers and peace activists of the twentieth century—Mahatma Gandhi—in this poignant and timely exploration of the true path from anger to peace, as recounted by Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi. In the current troubled climate, in our country and in the world, these lessons are needed more than ever before.“We should not be ashamed of anger. It’s a very good and a very powerful thing that motivates us. But what we need to be ashamed of is the way we abuse it.” —Mahatma Gandhi Arun Gandhi was just twelve years old when his parents dropped him off at Sevagram, his grandfather’s famous ashram. To Arun, the man who fought for India’s independence and was the country’s beloved preeminent philosopher and leader was simply a family member. He lived there for two years under his grandfather’s wing until Gandhi’s assassination. While each chapter contains a singular, timeless lesson, The Gift of Anger also takes you along with Arun on a moving journey of self-discovery as he learns to overcome his own struggle to express his emotions and harness the power of anger to bring about good. He learns to see the world through new eyes under the tutelage of his beloved grandfather and provides a rare, three-dimensional portrait of this icon for the ages. The ten vital life lessons strike a universal chord about self-discovery, identity, dealing with anger, depression, loneliness, friendship, and family—perfect for anyone searching for a way to effecting healing change in a fractured world.
Published by: Gallery/Jeter Publishing | Publication date: 04/25/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 305 pages
In this breathtaking companion to the award-winning Grandfather Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, tells a poignant, personal story of the damage of wastefulness, gorgeuously illustrated by Evan Turk.At Grandfather Gandhi’s service village, each day is filled, from sunrise to sunset, with work that is done for the good of all. The villagers vow to live simply and non-violently. Arun Gandhi tries very hard to follow these vows, but he struggles with one of the most important rules: not to waste. How can throwing away a worn-down pencil hurt anyone? How can wastefulness lead to violence? With the help of his grandfather, Arun learns how every wasteful act, no matter how small, affects others. And in time he comes to understand the truth of his grandfather’s words: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Published by: Atheneum Books for Young Readers | Publication date: 08/30/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 48 pages
Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.How could he—a Gandhi—be so easy to anger? One thick, hot day, Arun Gandhi travels with his family to Grandfather Gandhi’s village. Silence fills the air—but peace feels far away for young Arun. When an older boy pushes him on the soccer field, his anger fills him in a way that surely a true Gandhi could never imagine. Can Arun ever live up to the Mahatma? Will he ever make his grandfather proud? In this remarkable personal story, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, weaves a stunning portrait of the extraordinary man who taught him to live his life as light. Evan Turk brings the text to breathtaking life with his unique three-dimensional collage paintings.
Published by: Atheneum Books for Young Readers | Publication date: 03/11/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 48 pages
The Gift of Anger: Seven Steps to Uncover the Meaning of Anger and Gain Awareness, True Strength, and Peace
It's Time to Listen to Your AngerAnger is a natural response to feelings of hurt, betrayal, and embarrassment, and a reliable outlet when we feel just plain stressed out. Yet many of us see anger as a negative, potentially dangerous emotion that should be suppressed.But the truth is, anger is a gift—a natural, internal signal that unfailingly identifies an opportunity for healing and growth. The Gift of Anger shows you how to recognize this signal, discover the deeper meaning behind your anger, and change the relationships and situations in your life that frustrate you. In seven simple and effective steps, this book guides you past any level of anger, from mild irritation to rage, and toward a balanced approach to using anger for greater understanding and well-being.By learning to see anger as a gift, you'll be able to: •Regain emotional balance after becoming angry •Identify and name the unmet needs at the root of your anger •Create an action plan for ensuring your needs are met •Understand and forgive others and have compassion for yourself
Published by: New Harbinger Publications | Publication date: 03/01/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 190 pages
"No debemos avergonzarnos de la ira. Es una cosa muy buena y poderosa que nos motiva. Pero de lo que sí debemos avergonzarnos es de la forma en que abusamos de ella." Mahatma Gandhi Arun Gandhi tenía tan sólo doce años de edad cuando sus padres lo dejaron al cuidado de su abuelo. Para Arun, el hombre que luchó por la independencia de la India era simplemente alguien de su familia. El tiempo que convivió con él fue de autodescubrimiento: aprendió a ver el mundo con nuevos ojos, a través de enseñanzas universales y atemporales acerca de la identidad, la ira, la soledad, la amistad y la familia. El don de la ira relata la vida cotidiana del filósofo más querido de la India, y transmite las lecciones que dejó a su nieto y a la humanidad entera. En el mundo de hoy, sus ideas sobre el fanatismo, la discriminación, la unidad y la paz son más necesarias que nunca. trayectoria.
Published by: Océano ámbar | Publication date: 02/06/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Sous une nouvelle couverture, enrichie d'un important chapitre sur la médiation et la résolution des conflits, voici la troisième édition de l'ouvrage phare de la Communication NonViolente, traduit dans plus de 30 langues et vendu à 170 000 exemplaires en France. Grâce à des histoires, des exemples et des dialogues simples, ce livre permet d'améliorer radicalement et de rendre vraiment authentique notre relation aux autres.La plupart d'entre nous avons été élevés dans un esprit de compétition, de jugement, d'exigence et de pensée de ce qui est " bon " ou " mauvais ". Au mieux, ces conditionnements peuvent conduire à une mauvaise compréhension des autres, au pire, ils génèrent colère, frustration, et peuvent conduire à la violence. Une communication de qualité entre soi et les autres est aujourd'hui une des compétences les plus précieuses. Par un processus en quatre points, Marshall Rosenberg met ici à notre disposition un outil très simple dans son principe, mais extrêmement puissant, pour améliorer radicalement et rendre vraiment authentique notre relation aux autres. Grâce à des histoires, des exemples et des dialogues simples, ce livre nous apprend principalement : à manifester une compréhension respectueuse à tout message reçu ; à briser les schémas de pensée qui mènent à la colère et à la déprime ; à dire ce que nous désirons sans susciter d'hostilité et à communiquer en utilisant le pouvoir guérisseur de l'empathie. Cette nouvelle édition est par ailleurs enrichie d'un important chapitre sur la médiation et la résolution des conflits. Bien plus qu'un processus, c'est un chemin de liberté, de cohérence et de lucidité qui nous est ici proposé !
Published by: La Découverte | Publication date: 12/06/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 320 pages
The groundbreaking and enlightening book that offers “a more intelligent and thoughtful approach to the spiritual life” (New York Times–bestselling author Thomas Moore). Disillusioned with organized religion, millions of people turn to secular humanism, neo-atheism, New Age thinking, Eastern religious practices, and mysticism—while others retreat from spirituality altogether. A more satisfying and transformative option is to embark on a quest to discover what is real to you. Using time-tested tools of investigation into your own sense of self, you can examine your present beliefs, explore the nature of reality, and ultimately expand your identity and awareness. God Without Religion introduces this age-old approach to self-inquiry for today’s readers. Step by step, it offers a bridge between organized religion and self-realization for anyone questioning traditional dogma or its legacy of divisiveness. It also assists in overcoming limitations and notions of exclusivity promoted by modern-day movements. Included are seventeen universal techniques for developing a personal understanding of the underlying substance of existence and broadening your view of yourself, others, and all of life. This updated edition includes new details about the author’s personal experiences with each technique. These highly relatable new passages will help you connect with each concept in a personal way, so that you can discover—or rediscover—your own spiritual path to clarity.
Published by: BenBella Books | Publication date: 01/05/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 315 pages
“Hold Thumbs Up! in your hands and you’ll be one step closer to finding purpose in all corners of your life” (Esther Perel, author of The State of Affairs). As a young man, Joey Reiman was told he might never move his hand again after a paralyzing accident. Refusing to accept this prognosis and give in to negative thoughts, all he wanted to do was move his thumb. “If I could just raise my thumb,” Reiman thought, “the rest will follow.” With this seed of what he now calls optimalism—believing that optimism creates optimal outcomes—Reiman did it. He gave himself a thumbs up. Now Reiman, a successful marketing and branding expert and renowned motivational speaker, shares his belief system, revealing how five simple pointers will ultimately help you activate your dreams into actions. The secret to success is right at your fingertips. Learn to:
- Give the world a thumbs up
- Point to your purpose in life
- Give the middle finger to fear
- March forth to take action
- Remember the little things that matter
Published by: BenBella Books | Publication date: 07/07/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 226 pages
In this intimate and brave book, Forgiveness and Child Abuse: Would YOU Forgive? author Professor Einhorn shares her horrific story of ritualistic child abuse and asks a variety of people what they would do if they had her background. Fifty-three (53) people responded, including Ellen Lacter, Jeanne Adams, Frederick Arensberg, Patch Adams, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Suzanne Daughton, Bernie Siegel, Ed Asner, Laura Davis, Albert Ellis, Daniel Quinn, Lynne Finney, Russel Friedman, Aba Gayle, Jack Gilroy, Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton, Anne Herman, Linda Hogan, Rabbi Steven L. Jacobs, Derrick Jensen, Scott Kalechstein, Mary Elizabeth King, Eric Loeb, Sammy Lee, Dale McCulley, Robert Muller, Bill Pelke, Robert Plath, Daniel Quinn, Billy Ray Riggs, Robert Scaer, Pete Seger, Mike Thaler, Susan Thornton, Kurt Waldheim, Ken Wapnick, Gloria Wendroff, Everett L. Worthington, Jr. Because the responses are so varied, everyone will resonate with some. This book is destined to evoke discussion and debate, and it is a must-have book for anyone with issues of forgiveness. This book should be required reading at all seminaries, colleges, and universities."Lois Einhorn deals with one of the most despicable aspects of crime that plagues modern society." —Arun Gandhi "Full of wisdom, insight and truth from a powerful assembly of scholars, writers and visionaries. Profound reading." —Dr. Bernie Siegel "An indispensable healing companion for anyone who has suffered any kind of abuse." —Tamarack Song The terror set in on Fridays. Would this be a weekend of lengthy ritualistic abuse? Employing techniques similar to those used in Nazi concentration camps, author Lois Einhorn’s father and mother physically and sexually abused her and her sister. They forced the girls to torture each other and to torture and destroy live and stuffed animals. Dying would have been a relief. For years, Lois suffered agonizing anguish and guilt because she acquiesced, complied, and succumbed to her parents’ power. Could she ever forgive?During her healing process, Dr. Einhorn shared her story with influential people from a variety of fields, including clergy, politicians, authors, entertainers, doctors, professors, psychologists, and even death-row prisioners. She asked them: “What would YOU do? You are a child in a family that sadistically abuses. You are forced to torture and destroy. What should you do now as an adult? Do you forgive your parents? HOW do you forgive yourself?” Readers cannot agree with all 53 responses: they are inherently contradictory. This is a unique and powerful book destined to encourage discussion, dialogue, and debate. The responses to Lois’ questions exemplify a wide variety of viewpoints, some prone to stir controversy and many to stimulate changes in personal, community, national, and international consciousness. For example, Arun Gandhi’s response essentially says that the problems in the Middle East result from the Jewish people’s inability to forgive Hitler.Terrorism won’t end, Lois argues, until we end violence in all its forms—racism, hate crimes, domestic violence, child abuse, abuse of the Earth, wars—the list goes on. We need more than ever to deal with forgiveness and rise above the desire for revenge. About one out of three girls and one out of seven boys are sexually abused by the age of eighteen, and revelations of abuse in the Catholic Church are widespread. Child prostitution and child pornography are multibillion-dollar-a-year businesses. In addition to the many personal crimes against children, we are living through a war that many citizens oppose, and we deal daily with fears of terrorist attacks. Forgiveness and Child Abuse: Would YOU Forgive? challenges readers to move from a paradigm of revenge and fear to one of love and forgiveness—regardless of the severity of the atrociti
Published by: Robert D. Reed Publishers | Publication date: 07/22/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Mahatma Gandhi became famous as the leader of the Indian independence movement, but he called himself “a man of God disguised as a politician.” The Way to God demonstrates his enduring significance as a spiritual leader whose ideas offer insight and solace to seekers of every practice and persuasion. Collecting many of his most significant writings, the book explores the deep religious roots of Gandhi’s worldly accomplishments and reveals—in his own words—his intellectual, moral, and spiritual approaches to the divine. First published in India in 1971, the book is based on Gandhi’s lifetime experiments with truth and reveals the heart of his teachings. Gandhi’s aphoristic power, his ability to sum up complex ideas in a few authoritative strokes, shines through these pages. Individual chapters cover such topics as moral discipline, spiritual practice, spiritual experience, and much more. Gandhi’s guiding principles of selflessness, humility, service, active yet nonviolent resistance, and vegetarianism make his writings as timely today as when these writings first appeared. A foreword by Gandhi’s grandson Arun and an introduction by Michael Nagler add useful context.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published by: North Atlantic Books | Publication date: 07/26/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 105 pages