#TBT Gandhi 3.0: Bridging the Internet with the Inner-Net

Nipun Mehta give his lecture in front of a screen with the image of Mohandas Gandhi.

On Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, , during Gandhi’s Global Legacy International Conference, Nipun Mehta began his presentation with a description of “soul force” and provided specific, unlikely examples of how love has triumphed over violence.  In looking at how to bring the power of love and soul force into the 21st century, Mehta presented a concept of Gandhi 3.0 — which he described as the “modern manifestation of the ancient values of Gandhi.” 

Full video of Nipun Mehta’s full presentation on Oct. 11, 2019

“In the Gandhi 1.0 it was one of Gandhi Ji and many of us. In the Gandhi 2.0 world… Vinoba Ji, instead of doing one to many which is what Gandhi Ji did, did one to one; he walked village to village,” said Mehta in a video explanation. “And what both of them pointed to, was an era where we would have many to many. And this is Gandhi 3.0.”

Mehta went on to talk about how technology and the internet as the potential to make this dream possible — the power to exponentially expand soul force connections across the globe. 

Mehta is the founder of servicespace.org, which seeks to leverage technology to encourage everyday people around the world to do small acts of service. Their aim is to ignite generosity, creating both inner and outer transformation.

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