All the ideals that Gandhi evolved visions of, through the demonstration of his life, are interwoven. If one is picked up and examined, all the others are found in tow. Likewise, the spheres he worked his ideals through: economics, political activity, education, religious expression, health care, and diet, are similarly inseparable from one another.
This is the beauty of a life lived with clarity of intention. Imperfections are of course there: distortions on that intention abound in Gandhi’s life also. Yet his burning effort to clarify, his constant work at refining his own understanding, leaves a legacy worth contemplating for defining and becoming aware of our own personal life intentions. Continue reading →
The Office of Civil Rights called for public comment on the ‘Proposed Rule Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority‘ referenced as ‘The Document’ to protect the right to exercise our conscience in some health care aspects that receive Federal Funding. The comment period began in January, 2018, and closed March 27, 2018. over 72,000 American’s responded and commented.
PK Willey made general and specific comments on the proposed rule, with appendices and references, focusing specifically on the historical role of conscience in our country, and the exercise of conscience in vaccination, extended research on societal effects of legalized euthanasia, and a call for the exercise of conscience in sexual health and gender issues.
This excerpt focuses on the Historical references to Conscience, Continue reading →
As a young parent, a while ago, the education of my children became of paramount importance to me. What were they learning, why? To what end? I found in Gandhi a standard for all education that resonates. Continue reading →
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an Ocean. If a few drops of the Ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. – Gandhi
We should have been prepared for it, yet CT State layoffs have come as a shock. We had forewarning, everyone knew about the budget shortfall; Gov. Malloy went to public meetings and addressed the issues. Yet, with all the taxes we pay, are layoffs the only answer?
As a leader, Gandhi gave the planet a demonstration of great governance by adhering to the ideal of voluntary poverty. He insisted austerity measures begin in personal lives of leadership, and Continue reading →
Note: This article was originally published as Feeling the ‘Bern’ with Gandhi 80 years ago in India and has been altered to include some of our President’s efforts to refine our democracy.
“The penalty good men pay for indifference to politics is to be ruled by evil men.” – Plato
“I am a lover of my own liberty and so would I do nothing to restrict yours.”i – Gandhi
The 2016 US Presidential election saw the nation getting an education: President Trump won on the principle of Swaraj, self-reliance, made in one’s own country, including the role of the Christian religion. Candidate Bernie Sanders elucidated the meanings of socialism, and what it Continue reading →
The newly elected government ruling now in India, BJP, the Bharata Janata Party (Indian People’s party)i, rose to power appealing to an India with a post-colonial British ‘hangover’. At present, education for youth still carries its imported colonial legacy, now preparing youth for a global corporate Raj, Continue reading →
One of our truly Great Americans who studied Gandhi, was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! Our great human brother! His work is receding into the past, out of our human memory. The bewildered public mind is swooning under the bedazzlement of technology. Yet, the arching relevance of his words, the universal ideals he stood for are part of the Earth ethical blue print of humanity.
All of his deeply sincere talks literally ‘rang’ with the clear notes of Truth, and that bell-tone resounded in all the hearts who heard him, and still does today, Continue reading →
Gandhi’s life, his powerful and indomitable adherence to his ideals reverberated throughout the Earth in his lifetime. Whenever a human being strives with their utmost courage and integrity to embrace their ideals through every means at their disposal, they have an atmospheric effect. In that effort, his intention Continue reading →
Speech is the most potent weapon and tool that we have in our persons. To help maintain peace in society and among all aspects of human relations, speech has had careful prescriptions, restrictions and safeguards placed upon it, sanctioned some way in all religions, indigenous societies, cultures, common sense, and conscience.
Critically examined, it is clear that Gandhi worked Continue reading →
I had the chance today to cogitate on an article written in Transcend Media Services by Dr. Anthony Marsella, called: “Total War:” Weaponizing and Exporting USA Popular Culture”. Those of you who have traveled a bit and seen the tremendous, powerful, good, and not always to the good, influence of our country’s popular culture abroad, will be interested in Dr. Marsella’s thoughtful research on the topic. Having children, who grew up as impressionable teens Continue reading →