Title:Gandhi the Man: How One Man Changed Himself to Change the World
Remarks:B&W Photographs and Index. Foreword by Michael N. Nagler,
Size:166 x 234 mm
In 1892 Mohandas Gandhi left India for South Africa at the age of 23 - a shy, tongue-tied, average little man whose past was full of failure.Ten years later, called a saint even by those who opposed him, he was the leader of 100,000 people in one of the most remarkable experiments in history: "satyagraha" a war without violence. He returned to India not as M.K. Gandhi but Mahatma, "great soul" - the man who was to free his country from foreign rule without firing a shot.Eknath Easwaran grew up in Gandhi's India. He was in his twenties when he made his first visit to Gandhi to learn the secret of his transformation - the secret not of Gandhi the political leader, but of Gandhi the man. Later, in the midst of a busy career as a writer and professor, Easwaran began to practice meditation in order to bring about a similar spiritual transformation in his own life. He first came to the U.S. on the Fulbright exchange program, and in 1960 he founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation in Berkeley, California. He lectured regularly on Gandhi, meditation, and the spiritual traditions of the world's great religions.