Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Arun Gandhi - A Legacy of Nonviolence and the Gift of Anger

September 24, 2020 Mo Gawdat and Arun Gandhi Episode 46
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Arun Gandhi - A Legacy of Nonviolence and the Gift of Anger
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Arun Gandhi - A Legacy of Nonviolence and the Gift of Anger
Sep 24, 2020 Episode 46
Mo Gawdat and Arun Gandhi

I'm truly honored to have Arun Gandhi on for this episode. Arun is the fifth grandson of one of my - and the world's - greatest heroes, Mahatma Gandhi. Arun was a journalist for more than thirty years. Arun serves as president of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and travels the world speaking to governmental leaders as well as students about the practices of peace and nonviolence. His first of two books for children was Grandfather Gandhi.

It's clearly in the Gandhi blood to fight for what's right while causing no harm. Arun's words of wisdom are inspiring and prescribe a remedy for a world filled with hate and selfishness. But what will really get you in this episode are the stories from his childhood, learning lessons from his larger-than-life grandpa who went on to become one of the most influential men in world history.

Listen as we discuss:

  • The job of being a peace farmer
  • How the world wants peace but has no idea what that looks like
  • How peace extends to harmony between not only people, but also nature
  • The poison of materialism that has made us selfish, exploitative, and invested in a culture of violence to protect our things
  • The Tree of Violence, and how passive violence leads to physical violence
  • The anecdote of the pencil, as told to Arun by his grandfather
  • Acting responsibly in the "Throw-away Economy"
  • The power of anger as a circuit breaker, and practical advice for channeling it into problem-solving rather than revenge 
  • The firm spirit of nonviolence: "I'm not fighting an enemy. I'm transforming a friend."
  • Discussing the historical implication of the iconic photo of Gandhi spinning 
  • Finding peace in a grain of wheat: "If you keep peace in your heart, it will perish with you. But if you let it interact with the elements, it can sprout and grow."

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Connect with Arun Gandhi on Facebook @GandhiWorldwide, Twitter @arunmgandhi, Instagram @arun_m_gandhi, and his website, arungandhi.net

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Show Notes

I'm truly honored to have Arun Gandhi on for this episode. Arun is the fifth grandson of one of my - and the world's - greatest heroes, Mahatma Gandhi. Arun was a journalist for more than thirty years. Arun serves as president of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and travels the world speaking to governmental leaders as well as students about the practices of peace and nonviolence. His first of two books for children was Grandfather Gandhi.

It's clearly in the Gandhi blood to fight for what's right while causing no harm. Arun's words of wisdom are inspiring and prescribe a remedy for a world filled with hate and selfishness. But what will really get you in this episode are the stories from his childhood, learning lessons from his larger-than-life grandpa who went on to become one of the most influential men in world history.

Listen as we discuss:

  • The job of being a peace farmer
  • How the world wants peace but has no idea what that looks like
  • How peace extends to harmony between not only people, but also nature
  • The poison of materialism that has made us selfish, exploitative, and invested in a culture of violence to protect our things
  • The Tree of Violence, and how passive violence leads to physical violence
  • The anecdote of the pencil, as told to Arun by his grandfather
  • Acting responsibly in the "Throw-away Economy"
  • The power of anger as a circuit breaker, and practical advice for channeling it into problem-solving rather than revenge 
  • The firm spirit of nonviolence: "I'm not fighting an enemy. I'm transforming a friend."
  • Discussing the historical implication of the iconic photo of Gandhi spinning 
  • Finding peace in a grain of wheat: "If you keep peace in your heart, it will perish with you. But if you let it interact with the elements, it can sprout and grow."

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

Connect with Arun Gandhi on Facebook @GandhiWorldwide, Twitter @arunmgandhi, Instagram @arun_m_gandhi, and his website, arungandhi.net

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy