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Warpath to Gandhipath (Message from a Moral Sovereign)

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Item Code: NAJ132
Publisher: B.R. Publishing Corporation
Author: Bhujang Ramrao Bobade and Omshiva Ligade
Language: English
Edition: 2017
ISBN: 9789386223043
Pages: 454
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.5 inch X 6.5 inch
Weight 870 gm
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About the Book

Through the ages, philosophers, scholars and thinkers have been writing about love for fellow beings. But even two of them have not been in unanimity in this regard. Each and every one of them had his own view or definition of love. Besides philosophers and thinkers, the founders, pro-founder and preachers of religious-communities have also talked of love and some of them at length. They have connected it with high moral values like human-unity, service. equality and protection. The name of Jesus Christ, Prophet Muhammad and Guru Nanak Dev can particularly be mentioned in this context. Love and affection to all humanity occupies a unique place in ancient Indian philosophy, spiritual thinking and traditions. It has been defined excellently and matchlessly there. Especially its sensitivity and effects, which besides attracting attention has become a subject of curiosity for so many all over the world, are worth mentioning. If humans are ever to achieve a stable global society in the future, they will have to become much more modest in their economic behavior and much more peaceful in their politics. For both modesty and peace, Gandhi is a useful source of ideas. The problems with which he struggled during his Iife time are extremely relevant to us in the 21st Century, when both nuclear and ecological catastrophes threaten the world. Same as Gandhiji- Jeff Jeff Knaebel peccadilloes and idiosyncrasies drove quite a few people up the wall. He was considered by many to be a "difficult person," as he insisted that those around him and the people of follow him in his peculiar "ascetic" ways. Alas. very few people knew about his dangerous life story which we narrate here in his own words. Some of the tests of will were neither new nor strange in some of the esoteric ascetic and spiritual traditions of India. But such practices were usually taught and carefully monitored by teachers, and were barred to those in the secular world. Because he was assassinated, we now ignore the frailties and the follies of the Mahatma. What is unremarked in many of the renderings on Gandhi is that his understanding of individual growth ignored the traditional Hindu version that sought balance between the four stages of life. Gandhi's transition from the medieval to the modem without the understanding of the ancient led to his incomplete view of Indian history, culture and mores. Gandhi Research Foundation is making its best efforts in disseminating the teachings of Gandhiji and Gandhian peoples who dedicated their life for humanity. Come together- A good network can change the world.


About the Author

Bhujang R. Bobade (Born 1982) from last Nine years, Bobade is in the consulting world to take the helm in Archival and Museum field at a time of crisis and change. He went through a dramatic turnaround. He started bootstrapping growth. Now, he is on the doorstep of a major expansion. It's exciting and tiring and rewarding as ever building a rigorous strategic framework under his creative, community-based work. In his all last years, it was all about getting the programming moving, experimenting, and exploring the possibilities with a spreading historical research in our community- History for Society Research. He is also working on different historical and educational Museums committees.

Dr. Omshiva Ligade (Born 1968) is an eminent Indian historian of medieval and Modem India, following the approach of Cultural historiography. He has a great experience of Under Graduate and Post Graduate teaching also. He is well known for his strong stance about Numismatic and research orientation work. He has authored a number of books, including Syllabus books chapters. He is head of History Dept., Shivjagruti Mahavidhyalaya, Nalegaon Dist. Latur from last 14 years. He was Chairman of State and National conferences, workshops about History and Gandhian thoughts. He is executive editor of different National and international research journals. He is said to be the first historian to use inscriptions and pictorial sources for the teaching of history which is what current days students of history do. He is said to be a pioneer in throwing light on judicial system in late medieval period.


Introductory Note

I have never met jeff Knaebel, but our paths crossed in late 2006. As editor and publisher of The Voluntaryist newsletter, I receive many book orders from people interested in nonviolent alternatives to the coercive, political state. I filled jeff's order for books, and in April 2007, jeff sent me his book, Experiments in Moral Sovereignty: Notes of an American Exile, which he had published in October 2006. I discovered that jeff was a tax expatriate, as well as a person who believes that "a man needs a country but would be better off without a government.

Jeff tried to become "a man without a government" when he renounced his birthright American citizenship and shredded his American passport in New Delhi, India on 19 June 2009. The Indian government was then faced with a dilemma: what should it do with a person like Jeff Knaebel? .

The following three documents have been inserted at the beginning of a long manuscript that Jeff emailed me in early December 2010, as he was making preparations for what he planned to be his departure from this "vale of tears." Faced with innumerable political obstacles and the threat of imprisonment by the Indian authorities for his failure to "stay in place" and apply for Indian citizenship, jeff decided that he would undertake a self-directed conscious death rather than being force-fed in an Indian or American prison (if he were to be deported).

He feared that wherever he was incarcerated he would receive very poor treatment from the legal authorities due to his non- cooperative attitude. His understanding of Indian and U.S. law, and current penal practices, is that either government could do with him anything they wished, including imprisoning him indefinitely without charges, or even executing an extraordinary rendition, pursuant to which dissidents, such as he, simply "disappear."




Bhavarlal H Jain: An Innovative Gandhian xi
Frontispiece xv
Acknowledgement xix
Introductory Note-carl Watner xxv
Document I: The True story of an American's journey from warpath to Gandhi Path xxvii
Document II: How I became a Voluntaryist a Farewell to Tax-Financed Murder xxxi
Document III: Declaration of Renunciation and Severance of U.S. Citizenship xlix
Dedication liii
Preface lv
O' God Beautiful 1
Introduction-to Honor a Vision 2
Age 6
To Light a Candle 7
The Importance Tolstoy and His Observations and Precepts 9
Declaration of the Society for the Establishment of Peace Among Men 11
Christianity Destroys the State 17
And a Buddhist's Challenge to the State 20
A Refusal of Murder 23
Core Precepts for Men Living Together in a Society 24
Freedom is the Condition of Morality 31
May You Live and Not Die 38
The Field Upon which we are Engaged is the Mind of Man 40
Delusion 52
Of Power and Manipulative Religious Delusion 54
And of the Power of Power to Corrupt.. 55
The Seed of the Tree of Tomorrow 58
Speakers of Truth in Education 59
Know Thyself 65
Dharma for students: Gandhi College of Pharmacy Bulletin Board, Karnal 71
Selected Notes on the Disease of the Human Mind on Learning War 73
The Pathology of Civilization: Institutionalized Structural Violence 80
Popular rule as a Facade 84
The Neighbour Test 85
What is the Funciton of Western Civilization and What Has It made of us? 87
Herman Goering at the Nuremburg Trials 88
Some Modern Application of Science - Political and Physical 91
There was a River 94
Ancient Science Grounded in Ethics 95
Of what meaningful Purpose a society Organized for "Production"? 97
On Losing the Way 101
All Relations Filtered by cultural Instanity 104
Smothered 108
Forests Precede civilization - Deserts Follow 110
Indigenous Respect for life 112
Speaking 115
A Confusion of Cause and Effect 116
How government Greates Hatred 118
"Khareed Lo, Hatta Do, Mitta Do, Phasaa Do" 120
Give It Up 121
Chief Joseph 122
Adrift 124
Institutionalized Ignorance of Power as End in Itself 130
Connected 135
Loss of Community - Precognition of Total Oblivion 137
Vignettes from the Gandhi Swaraj Padyatra 141
Sarahan International conference for A Human Vision 143
Our Course must be withdrawal and Non-cpp[eratopm 149
Of Debt and Money - Tools of Destruction 151
And What is Blood - Money? 154
Big Oil, Little (Vanishingly Small) Ethics and Murder 157
The U'wa Defense Project 157
Endless Reiteration f Paradigm Error 161
How Shall We Live? 164
Of Laws and Constituted Authority 167
Some Current American Law 169
From Preamble and Article 28 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rightsd 174
On The U.S. Constitution in Particular 177
A Brief Note on Natural Law 185
Nobody Can Own Me 192
The Revolution 194
Of Internatonal Declarations and Hollow Promises 197
Irony 208
Lies, Secrecy and Layered Irresponsibility 209
What is Citizenship, Really? 214
The Instruments of Control 215
The Present System Enforces Supports of war on Life 217
Beginning Experience on the Path of the Master Satyagrahi 220
Lines of an American War Resister in Exile 229
Tolerance and Solidarity in everyday Experience 231
Toward a Theory of Universal Swaraj 234
The Necessity of Universal Swaraj 235
The current Against which we swim 235
An Eddy of Peace in the Counter - Current 240
Random Sweeping from an Opening Mind 241
Universal Swaraj and Restoring the Feminine 247
Mother's Love 255
Guidance from the Past 257
Universal Swaraj and Beauty 258
Vision Quest 262
Recent Personal History and Fact - Situation - Decision 266
Letter to the National Human Rights Commission 267
My Day in Court 271
MY Letter to the World Service authority 273
A Note on Conscientious Objection 275
World Service Authority Letter to Government of India: Excerpts 279
Situation and Calculus of Moral Logic 281
Declaration of Satyagraha 283
Decision of Break a Vow 285
My Offers to Other Activists for Satyagraha Hunger Fasts 286
Irom Sharmila in the Path of Hind Swaraj 288
Not for Me Alone 290
The Question I Have been Living: The Moral Hazard of Democrative Rule 292
Machine Man 295
No Honor in Compliance with the Court's Order 299
Degradation and Humiliation - or conscious Death 302
Human Being Versus Machine 303
A Preferred Choice 304
The Corruption - Destrution Factor 306
The Options Before Me 311
Taking Counsel 314
Moral Sovereignty Q.E.D. 316
without Capitulation to the Arbitrary and Corrupt Rules of the System 319
Purpose and Intention 320
A Flowering of Life 321
The Precepts are Impossible to Keep as a Citizen of either U.S. Or India 324
The Karmic Dilemma 329
Reflections of the Dasadhammasutta 321
My Personal Relationship with the State 336
A Meaningful Purpose of Life 339
Dignity 340
Free the Children 346
Coercion and Fear 348
Some Practical Considerations 351
The Real Problem, Again 355
An Illness of Soul 359
A Rotation of conscious Focus 363
The Disease of Consciousness 367
My Brief 369
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Triage 372
Some Established Resources 375
Blessed Unrest and Wisesr Earth 375
Tought Leaders 376
International Cancun Declarationof Indigenous Peoples 380
An Individual Human Sovereign 382
Facing Myself Wrapped in the American flage 384
A Beginner Students 387
Final Intentions 388
The Freedom to Choose a Conscious Death 390
Liberty and Death: A Manifesto concerning an Individual's Right to Chose to die 392
Closing and Farewell 394
Farewell MY Job 394
Epilogue - Prologue 401


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