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Satish Kumar

Vandana Shiva, Samdhong Rinpoche, and Satish Kumar 2007, Dehradun
Born (1936-08-09) 9 August 1936 (age 80)
Sri Dungargarh, Rajasthan, India[1]
Residence Hartland, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Editor
Organization Resurgence & Ecologist
Known for Founder, Schumacher College & The Small School
Movement Nuclear disarmament;
Environmental Sustainability
Board member of RSPCA[2]
Partner(s) June Mitchell
Children Mukti Kumar Mitchell, Maya Kumar Mitchell
Awards Honorary Doctorate in Education, Plymouth University; Honorary Doctorate in Literature, University of Lancaster; Honorary Doctorate in Law, University of Exeter; Jamnalal Bajaj International Award[2]

Kennedy had been assassinated a month or so before. So we walked to the grave of John Kennedy and ended our walking symbolically at the Arlington National Cemetery.
Satish Kumar
If we remove ourselves from the world, we are pretending that we can follow our own individual enlightenment and let the rest of the world go to hell, so to speak.
Satish Kumar
I grew with it, and I used to go to see the monks, who had no possessions, even more extreme than my mother.
Satish Kumar
With slight risk of exaggeration you could say that he walked almost every mile of the Indian land.
Satish Kumar
I was pursuing the inner path at the expense of the rest of my being and the rest of the world.
Satish Kumar
It became extremely important that we go and see the four heads of the governments, and the message was delivered, with the tea packets, to all these heads.
Satish Kumar
We then came to the Soviet Union. One day we were walking and carrying our banner and distributing a few leaflets in Russian to people, and we met two women on the road.
Satish Kumar
One was a book I read by Mahatma Gandhi. In it was a passage where he said that religion, the pursuing of the inner journey, should not be separated from the pursuing of the outer and social journey, because we are not isolated beings.
Satish Kumar
If you can kill animals, the same attitude can kill human beings. The mentality is the same which exploits nature and which creates wars.
Satish Kumar
So, at the age of nine, I became a monk, and from then on I was there practicing that kind of nonviolence.
Satish Kumar
That was my childhood. I grew up with the monks, studying Sanskrit and meditating for hours in the morning and hours in the evening, and going once a day to beg for food.
Satish Kumar
Monks will have three begging bowls for their food: one for water, one for liquid food, one for dry food.
Satish Kumar
I and a friend of mine called Mannon talked together, and we both decided to walk this journey.
Satish Kumar
This gives us more time to attend the inner need.