The Seven Blunders of the World

September 26, 2008

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Distilled from a lifetime of disseminating

non violence in a violent world,

this is the list that Mohandas Gandhi gave

his grandson, Arun, on their final day together

shortly before his assassination.

The Seven Blunders of the World

* Wealth without work
* Pleasure without conscience
* Knowledge without character
* Commerce without morality
* Science without humanity
* Worship without sacrifice
* Politics without principle

Arun Gandhi later added an eighth blunder,

“Rights without responsibilities”.

If one could prevent these acts of

passive violence, Gandhi believed,

perhaps greater acts of violence

could be averted…

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