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Gandhi on Non-Violence. Asian Religions Berger. Gandhi’s Life and Accomplishments. Born in Porbandar, Gujarat: 1869 Received Law Degree in London in 1891 Developed satyagraha in S. Africa, 1893-1914 Leadership of Independence Movement 1919-22 Dandi Salt March-Untouchable Laws 1930-32

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gandhi on non violence

Gandhi on Non-Violence

Asian Religions

Berger

gandhi s life and accomplishments
Gandhi’s Life and Accomplishments
  • Born in Porbandar, Gujarat: 1869
  • Received Law Degree in London in 1891
  • Developed satyagraha in S. Africa, 1893-1914
  • Leadership of Independence Movement 1919-22
  • Dandi Salt March-Untouchable Laws 1930-32
  • Quit India Campaign: 1939-45
  • Attempts to prevent partition: 1937-1947
  • Assassination in Jan. 1948
gandhi on truth conscience and discipline
Gandhi on Truth, Conscience and Discipline
  • Conditions for arriving at a true belief (pp. 157-58
    • Truth = that which exists (= God)
    • Truth as voice of inner conscience
    • Truth-seeking and vows of self-discipline
    • Truth as approached only through humility
the virtues of non violence i
The Virtues of Non-Violence I
  • Strategic Considerations of Non-Violence (160-61)
    • Violence flourishes upon resignation or revenge
    • Self-sacrifice instead of sacrifice of others is fail-safe regarding the morality of the cause
    • Non-violence as love for enemy
    • Non-violence withdraws intended victim from perpetrator
the virtues of non violence ii
The Virtues of Non-Violence II
  • Non-violence as active, not passive (pp. 162-63)
    • Secular and religious change through action
    • Non-violence above violence and cowardliness in terms of its courage and desire to produce positive change
    • The power of non-violence to convert through example
    • Strength is not sheer physical power but power of will