Happy Wednesday to you!

Book of the Month

 The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas Mahatma Gandhi Edited by Louis Fischer with a Preface by Eknath Easwaran

"The basis of self-sacrifice is love. A mother loves her child and sacrifices herself for it. Jesus bade us love our enemies--a hard task! But there is no escape from it. A mother's love for her child may be selfish. The Asian prophet did not flinch from the logical consequences of the truth he gave us. To him, Love embraced the whole of humanity. Family affection and patriotism were not enough...It does not require much thinking to know that, under the operation of the brute law of force, the modern world is pressed down with the weight of misery and affliction, in spite of the vast system of organized Government and mechanical contrivances to make man happy. There seems to be no relief, unless we revert to the law of Love..." pp.80

Proverbs 21:11 When a scoffer is punished, the simple become wiser; when the wise are instructed, they increase in knowledge.