Raghu Markus – Mindrolling – Ep. 545 – Becoming Gandhi with Perry Garfinkel

Reflecting on Gandhi’s principles, Raghu and Perry Garfinkel discuss sainthood, imperfection, and continued service to others.

Get your copy of Perry’s book, Becoming Gandhi, HERE
This time on Mindrolling, Perry and Raghu talk about: 
  • Bob Dylan, Jazz, and music as a portal
  • Perry’s journey to India looking for Neem Karoli Baba
  • Following the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi
  • How sainthood does not mean you are enlightened
  • Polarized views of Gandhi and controversy based on gender, race, etc.
  • Acting out empathy in compassionate ways
  • The six principles of truth, vegetarianism, non-violence, simplicity, faith, and celibacy
  • Re-introducing Gandhi to the next generation
  • Separating the idea of faith from any rigid religious dogma
  • Trusting our own unique experiences

“My message in my book is that you do not have to become Gandhi, ridiculously disciplined. But, if you just turn the dial down or up in certain areas, life is about trying to improve yourself.” – Perry Garfinkel

About Perry Garfinkel:

Perry Garfinkel is an author and has been a contributor to the New York Times since 1986, specializing in travel and cultural trends. A veteran journalist who has covered the overlap of East and West for more than thirty years for many major publications, he has been falling on and off the meditation cushion for just as long. He lives on Martha’s Vineyard. Visit him on his website and check out his book offerings HERE.

More Mindrolling Podcasts:
Episode one of Mindrolling with Raghu Markus & David Silver
Philanthropist Jeff Walker discusses the emerging knowledge of psychedelics and energy work in the healthcare field.
The Movie of Me to The Movie of We with Duncan Trussell & Raghu Markus
The Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche with David Silver & Raghu Markus