Reflections from Bapu

Mahatma Gandhi is also called the Father of the Nation or "Bapu" as the prime minister called him at his funeral; a title given to him by Subhas Chandra Bose on 6 July 1944 during his address on the Singapore Radio. On 28 April 1947, Sarojini Naidu too referred Gandhi with the title Father of the Nation. Hence, Gandhi is also referred to as Bapu in India (in Gujarati, it is a term of endearment for "father"). Lorin Peters is a longtime student, teacher, and scholar of Gandhi and has been known to be affectionately called Bapu by members of the Gandhi Team.

Lorin Peters had a life-transforming experience peace vs. violence while working on a water project for the Peace Corps in Thailand in his 20's. He taught physics and nonviolence to high-schoolers, did work in nonviolence in Berkeley, spent 7 summers doing nonviolence training in Palestine, and in Asia, and has been active in the nonviolence movement for decades. He writes and shares his reflections with hundreds of followers a few times per month. Some of them are posted here.