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The Gift of Anger: And Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi by Arun Gandhi

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.
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The Gift of Anger: And Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi

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In the current troubled climate, in our country and in the world, these lessons are needed more than ever before. But what we need to be ashamed of is the way we abuse it. 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.

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And Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi

Arun Gandhi, born in , is the fifth grandson of Mohandas K. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi. He was a journalist for more than thirty years for the Times of India and has written for The Washington Post. His first of two books for children was Grandfather Gandhi. Currently, Arun serves as president of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and travels the world speaking to governmental leaders, as well as to university and high school students about the practices of peace and nonviolence. He lives in Rochester, New York.

W alking back from school one day in in rural India, an year-old boy threw his pencil nub in the bushes. It had become too short to use. If it seems a strange overreaction or a case of extreme stinginess on the part of the grandfather, it becomes easier to comprehend once you learn that the schoolboy was Arun Gandhi and the grandfather Mohandas K Gandhi , the Indian spiritual leader whose nonviolent civil disobedience movement was among the most influential of the 20th century. The second lesson is that because we overconsume all these things, we are depriving people elsewhere of these resources, and they have to live in poverty, and that is violence against humanity. Arun, 83, softly spoken in a navy jacket and tie, cuts an unassuming figure slightly at odds with his job giving speeches spreading the Gandhian message.

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