Unity in diversity (the term seems to have been coined by the philosopher Hegel) is a central aspect of the nonviolent worldview. In nature, unity in diversity is an essential organizing principle of Life. At first appearance, of course, it is a bit paradoxical: on the one hand the mystics of all ages, along… read more
We are continuously creating new conceptual models to synthesize how nonviolence works, and you can find those models here as we develop them in our research laboratory at Metta.
In the last video of The Metta Center’s “From Principles to Practice” video series, Professor Michael Nagler talks about Gandhi’s Constructive Programme theory. Feel free to share and discuss your opinions! We look forward to hearing from you!… read more
Professor Michael Nagler explains the theory of Gandhian Economics in the fifth video of the “From Principles to Practice” video series. Please feel free to comment and discuss your opinion!… read more
Given a scientific approach to nonviolence we want to use the proportional approach to the degree of conflict we are facing. It would be wrong to reach for an extreme method like fasting too early or carry on with introductory level methods like letter writing past the point where it can be effective. Tempers flair… read more
That man came back from South Africa, having realized God, and quietly set about solving every problem in the modern world. When Michael Nagler heard this quiet, dramatic statement by his meditation teacher, Sri Eknath Easwaran of the Blue Mt. Center of Meditation, it changed his life. These two pictures are an attempt to illustrate… read more