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

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

by Arun Gandhi

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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.

“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508233855
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date: 04/25/2017
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Arun Gandhi, born in 1934, 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. Visit him at

Table of Contents

Preface: Lessons from My Grandfather 1

Lesson 1 Use Anger for Good 13

Lesson 2 Don't Be Afraid to Speak Up 35

Lesson 3 Appreciate Solitude 61

Lesson 4 Know Your Own Worth 81

Lesson 5 Lies Are Clutter 105

Lesson 6 Waste Is Violence 123

Lesson 7 Practice Nonviolent Parenting 151

Lesson 8 Humility Is Strength 179

Lesson 9 The Five Pillars of Nonviolence 207

Lesson 10 You Will Be Tested 231

Lesson 11 Lessons for Today 253

Epilogue: The Greatest Joy 283

Acknowledgments 291

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting characters with fascinating interactions about time and what it means to billions of people if it's altered.