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SWA by S. Kulandaisamy
27 August 2015 11:22 IST
Updated: 29 March 2016 17:47 IST

Six-year-old Swa was a peace-loving boy whose family never quarrelled and every member lived in complete harmony. One day, he saw two neighbours fighting and felt sad at the violent exchanges of speech between them. He also realised that the quarrel stemmed from the fact that both were impatient and unwilling to listen to each other. He helps the duo realise this and they walk away, friends once again.

The incident helps Swa realise that big problems have simple solutions and he explores five values to achieve peace which he terms as the ORACLE — Observe, Restraint, Accept, Celebrate, Love of Labour and Evolve.

In a series of seven books, read stories about Swa; how he uses ORACLE to help others lead a peaceful life. Important topics such as prayer, soul, meaning of freedom, the miracle of manual labour, punctuality, self reliance and more are covered across the seven books.


About the Gandhi Peace Foundation, Madras

The Foundation aims to create an environment for study and research on Gandhiji’s teaching and practice and help people to maintain peaceful, harmonious, and happy social relations without hatred or violence of any kind. One of the objectives of the foundation is to establish an international centre or centres of study and research in Gandhian thought and techniques of action — Satyagraha — with special reference to the principles of Ahimsa (non-violence) as evident from the study of the history and philosophy of India and of the world.


Author: S. Kulandaisamy

Publisher: Gandhi Peace Foundation, Madras

Price: Rs. 75