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Gandhi’s Seven Social Sins

Gandhi’s Seven Social Sins

People of faith have formed the backbone of many of the most powerful and successful movements for peace and justice around the world. Many proclaimed a moral vision guided by their strong religious faith. Mahatma Gandhi was one such a man. Read what he thought were the seven social sins:

Wealth without Work

Pleasure without Conscience

Science without Humanity

Knowledge without Character

Politics without Principle

Commerce without Morality

Worship without Sacrifice

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Adapted from The Better World Handbook, by Ellis Jones, et al (New Society Publishers, 2007). Copyright (c) 2007 by Ellis Jones et al. Reprinted by permission of New Society Publishers.
Adapted from The Better World Handbook, by Ellis Jones, et al (New Society Publishers, 2007).

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11:28AM PST on Jan 2, 2013

Good article. Words to live by. Nicely explained about worship and sacrifice Pat C.

5:16AM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

Wealth without work. Yes. Or even better, work without wealth! That's the real sin.
Pleasure without conscience? What does that mean?
Science without humanity. Mmmmm...I could easily say..humanity without science.
Knowledge without character... Then what is a computer?
Politics without principles, ...people have different principles don't they?
Commerce without morality...morals are also subjective.
Worship without sacrifice...what? This is gobbledygook. No doubt he was a great man, but he did talk some pious crap sometimes. Oh well.. Everyone has their faults, one of mine is irreverence in the face of platitudes.

4:15PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012


3:49PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

Thank you

9:21PM PDT on Oct 2, 2012

I tried to place this comment under the video but it would not accept.

Rainbow Warriors, what an inspiration are the peaceful warriors who went before us.

Now it's OUR turn.

It was predicted by many Native American Tribes that, when Earth came into the condition it is in now, there would come forth a people from every nation, creed, color who would save our planet.

Alone we can do almost nothing. Together we can and we will save our planet for our children and our grandchildren. We serve under many different banners, Care2, Change, PETA and many more....yet we are united.

We are the Rainbow Warriors.
We have come.
We are here.

For much inspiration, check out Rainbow Warriors on the internet.
Realize who you are.

10:58AM PDT on Oct 2, 2012

GREAT man............

3:17PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

Gandhi was awesome! - and still lives in our hearts!

7:04PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Great article about a great man. Words to live by.

12:41AM PDT on Jun 12, 2012


9:49AM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

This is a wonderful synopsis. I certainly agree with the precepts. In my opinion, we worship whatever we consider most important in our lives. Sacrifice is letting go the illusion of control.

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