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Gandhi 3.0, Moved by Love Retreat

Creating a many to many framework, that leads with inner transformation.

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Gandhi 3.0, Moved by Love Retreat

  1. 1. Where is today’s Gandhi?
  2. 2. “I am not a servant of India. I am a servant of Truth.”
  3. 3. A stage comes in a person’s life when there is no need to express his thoughts, and even less so through external actions. Thought alone suffices. It holds such a strength. In such a state, we can say that even without external action, service is being offered. My cultivation is geared in a similar direction. However, while practicing non-violence has inspired me to let go of all activities one by one, my soul refuses to accept any state of bliss till there is even one injustice or sorrow in this world. My spirit tugs me in one direction while my body pulls me in an opposite direction. There is a way out of this tug of war -- but that stage is achieved very slowly through extremely rigorous cultivation and facing many challenges.
  4. 4. I will have to reach this freedom, not by refusing to engage in the world, but by performing my actions with the spirit of selflessness. The secret of this revolution has always been to use external service as a continuous ceremony to purify and still the mind.
  5. 5. Satyagraha Swadeshi Swaraj Sarvodaya
  6. 6. Nirmala Deshpande Sarvodaya “Benefit All” “We all have, we must share what we have, and we do it to be zero.”
  7. 7. “Whether mankind will consciously follow the Law of Love, I do not know. But that need not perturb us. The Law will work, just as the Law of Gravitation will work, whether we accept it or not. And just as a scientist will work wonders out of various applications of the Laws of Nature, even so a man who applies the Law of Love with scientific precision can work greater wonders. For, the force of Non-violence is infinitely more wonderful and subtle than the forces of Nature, like, for instance, electricity." --Gandhi
  8. 8. Usha Tai Satyagraha “Soul Force” “Ahimsa is not just the absence of violence. It is the presence of love and compassion.”
  9. 9. ‘In one village a notoriously fierce communal agitator came up to Gandhi in front of hundreds of paralyzed onlookers, put his hands around Gandhi's slender throat, and began choking the life out of him. Such is the height to which Gandhi had grown that there was not even a flicker of hostility in his eyes, not a word of protest. He yielded himself completely to the flood of love within him, and the man broke down like a little child and fell sobbing at his feet. For those who watched, it seemed a miracle. For Gandhi, who had got used to the "miracles" of love, it only proved for the hundredth time in his own life the depth of the words … "Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by love. This is an unalterable law." ’ – Eknath Easwaran, Gandhi the Man
  10. 10. Vinoba Bhave Swaraj “Government of “Self Rule” each by each”
  11. 11. “If India adopted the doctrine of love as an active part of her religion and introduced it in her politics, Swaraj would descend upon India from heaven. If it did, India would establish Swaraj in a day. But I am painfully aware that that event is far off as yet." Gandhi
  12. 12. Narayan Desai Swadeshi “Local First” “Minimize distance between producer and consumer”
  13. 13. "It was not that we did not know how to invent machinery, but our forefathers knew that, if we set our hearts after such things, we would become slaves and lose our moral fiber. They further reasoned that large cities were a snare and a useless encumbrance and that people would not be happy in them, that there would be gangs of thieves and robbers, prostitution and vice flourishing in them and that poor men would be robbed by rich men. They were, therefore, satisfied with small villages. They saw that kings and their swords were inferior to the sword of ethics, and they, therefore, held the sovereigns of the earth to be inferior to the Rishis and the Fakirs.” --Gandhi
  14. 14. Satyagraha Swadeshi Sarvodaya Swaraj
  15. 15. Satyagraha Swadeshi Sarvodaya Swaraj
  16. 16.  Two billion are in extreme poverty.  Rich-poor divide is highest ever.  Nature is being pillaged like never before.  Mass urbanization is destroying village life.  Economic growth is unsustainable.  Science is used for mass destruction.
  17. 17. When the Zen Monastery in Tassajara almost burned away due to a wildfire, five community members stayed to save it: not by fighting the fire, but by preparing to meet it. And they discovered that some seeds only germinate in fire.
  18. 18. What seeds are sprouted by our unwavering commitment to inner transformation?
  19. 19. What is today’s charkha?
  20. 20. 11AM Moment of Silence
  21. 21. 11AM Moment of Silence “Safest course is to believe in the moral government of the world and therefore in the supremacy of the moral law, the law of truth and love.”
  22. 22. Where is today’s Gandhi?
  23. 23. "If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes." --Einstein
  24. 24. Superrrrman!
  25. 25. What if Gandhi didn't create the movement? What if the movement created Gandhi?
  26. 26. Heroes
  27. 27. Gandhi 3.0 One to Many Connection One to One Connection Many to Many Connections
  28. 28. Gandhi 3.0
  29. 29. Gandhi 3.0
  30. 30. Inner-Net to InterNet Found in Inner-Net Found on Internet
  31. 31. Greed, Fear to Love 
  32. 32. Gandhi 3.0: Quality of Ties "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.“
  33. 33. Gandhi 3.0: Quality of Ties Weak Deep Noble
  34. 34. Gandhi 3.0 Shifts  Leadership to Laddership  Plan-and-Execute to Search-and-Amplify  Center to Edges  Big to decentralized  Campaign to Movement  Spider to Starfish
  35. 35. Gandhi 3.0: Core Values Practice • Leader to Ladder • Search and Amplify • Center to Edges • Big to Decentralized • Campaign/Movement • Spider to Starfish Value • Serve Others • Listen Deeply • Be Humble • Think Small • Never Exit • Distribute and Share
  36. 36. Vinoba on Leadership “To progress, society doesn't need 'leaders' anymore. This doesn't mean that we won't have great men amidst us. I think great men will come and they will be vital for progress of humanity, but they will be so great that they will refuse to take up this position of leadership.”
  37. 37. If you cut a redwood tree, its root system will create "angel rings" around the stump and as many as 100 trees will grow around it in a circle.
  38. 38. What is today’s charkha?
  39. 39. Leading with Inner Transformation Impact IT Projects People People Projects IT Impact
  40. 40. Leading with Inner Transformation IT People Be the Change Maitri Space Noble Ties Projects Impact Projects Impact
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    Feb. 5, 2014

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