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Legacy of Love: My Education in the Path of Nonviolence

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Called a messenger of peace, Arun Gandhi -- Mahatma Gandhis grandson -- has dedicated his life to spreading his grandfathers teachings around the globe. This compelling memoir begins in the heart of apartheid South Africa where the author lived under conditions of zealous racism until he was 12 years old. Following are the two pivotal years he spent with his grandfather in ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by North Bay Books
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Mary
Jan 15, 2017 Mary added it
"'Change is possible if we have the desire and the commitment to make it happen.'"
"We are surrounded by many things that were once considered to be impossible, things that we now take for granted. These things have become part of our lives because someone refused to accept the common wisdom. If this is possible in the material and technological sense, it is equally possible in the moral sense... Beginning with ourselves, we must cause positive change to radiate out into the world. We need a chan
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Oct 13, 2014 Aaron rated it it was amazing
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Arun Gandhi is a grandson of the late civil rights leader Mohandas Gandhi. He grew up in both South Africa and India, Legacy of Love recollects Arun's life with his grandfather and learning from both his teachings and simply living with him. They contain stories of how young Arun came to learn what nonviolence really means, and how to practice it, along with how to contain your anger and control it, turning it into nonviolent actions.

One day when Arun is little he steals a box of chocolates his
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Carolyn
Sep 29, 2008 Carolyn rated it liked it
This book took forever to get going on...even though it is quite short. Arun Ghandi is Mahatma Ghanhi's grandson, and it talks about his teachings and how they affected the life of his family. I always understood the part about physical violence, but this talked alot about the role that passive violence plays in our lives. It was interesting. Still don't think i could have a remotely intelligent conversation on the subject, but it was a start in my understanding.
Dametra
Jun 21, 2011 Dametra rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, I must agree there was some values to take from this book. I like the end of the book the most, maybe because it provided more insight to me. Also it explains Ghandi and nonviolence in a narrative form and it gave more of a realistic view since the author is kin to Ghandi, it made it all the better. Short read, but took me a minute to read because I wanted to analyze and reflect on the important points featured in the book.
Dan
Jul 25, 2011 Dan rated it really liked it
My grandma arranged for this Arun Gandhi (Gandhi's nephew) to give a speech, which is how I cam in contact with his book, which I otherwise probably wouldn't ahve ever heard of. i really liked it and found it a great companion to Gandhi's ideas and would recommend it to anyone interested in religion, non violence, or Martin Luther King
Sherry
Jun 15, 2010 Sherry rated it liked it
I learned more about Ghandhi. I have even more respect, especially for him as a family man and a grandfather.
Travis
Jun 13, 2008 Travis rated it liked it
don't whip yr kids. be nice instead. really though, the last chapter, "The Spinning Wheel" was probably the most insightful part of the book.
Amy Terhorst
Apr 20, 2008 Amy Terhorst rated it it was amazing
This was written by Gandhi's grandson. It was a beautiful telling of his life and lessons from one of the worlds greatest teachers of peace.
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May 03, 2008 Beth rated it really liked it
Wonderful short stories that provide us life lessons as told through the experiences of Gandhi's grandson.
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This book makes you think twice about the way you react to others.
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What Arun Gandhi learned from his grandfather, the Mahatma. Wonderful stories!
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