Gandhian Concept of Beauty

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It allows the widest freedom in matters of faith and worship. The term “Hindu philosophy” is often used loosely in this philosophical or doctrinal sense, but this usage is misleading. In prison one should behave with decorum and observe discipline that is not contrary to self-respect; one should not consider oneself superior to other prisoners nor observe any distinction. Dalits are the victims of economic embargos, denial of basic human rights such as access to drinking water, use of public facilities and education and even entry to Hindu temples.

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Non-Violence: A History Beyond the Myth

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But it also is a parable of the ambivalence about knowledge that goes behind the visible reality and reveals the inner working of nature. It is not the immediacy of the Word that sets Christianity apart from Hindu scripture, however, nor the respect for the spoken word, but the content. Radhakrishnan's reply is that the assumption on which this objection is based, namely that all human knowledge is derived either from sense-experience or reasoning, is false, since it misses out a third mode of knowing.

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My God

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He wanted penance for crimes of discrimination that have been perpetuated for thousands of years as he wanted society to work hard to relocate the untouchables on an equal footing with the other members of society. I was weighed and found unpardonably wanting because my mind was at the same moment in the grip of lust. [38] [39] Mohandas and Kasturba had four more children, all sons: Harilal, born in 1888; Manilal, born in 1892; Ramdas, born in 1897; and Devdas, born in 1900. [34] In November 1887, he sat the regional matriculation exams in Ahmedabad, writing exams in arithmetic, history, geography, natural science, English and Gujarati.

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Gandhi's Prisoner?: The Life of Gandhi's Son Manilal

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Although it has a negative connotation throughout much of the West because it was adopted as the symbol of the Nazis, the swastika is also a very important symbol in Hinduism. I believe there is a liberal Hinduism, and that there are many devout, liberal Hindus who recognize the rights of minorities to coexist in India and equally wish to assert their own right to fight centuries of colonial and postcolonial racism, marginalization, and mockery of their faith.

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Gandhi Martin Luther King Non-Violence for a Peaceful World

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When hyperventilation leads to respiratory alkalosis, it may cause a number of physical symptoms: dizziness, tingling in the lips, hands or feet, headache, weakness, fainting and seizures. Because humans are subject to error and cannot be sure of judging accurately, we must refrain from punishing. Even though he was a barrister (a lawyer), he had no arrogance. In his Indian Opinion in Dec. 2 1905 he referred to Law 25 of 1875 which was specially passed to increase "the maximum strength of the volunteer force in the colony adding thereto a force of Indian immigrant volunteer infantry".

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An American in Gandhi's India: The Biography of Satyanand

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God is referred to as Vishnu when God’s role as preserver is emphasized and as Shiva when the emphasis is on God’s role as lord of time and change. In fact, the misunderstanding is so common and so basic that I have to say that many—maybe most—admirers of Gandhi’s methods really miss the point. He gives advice and performs different rituals and ceremonies. A battle was won, but Gandhi realized the war that was to be waged against the British awaits his arrival in India. His essays, moreover, ranged over literature, politics, culture, social change, religious beliefs, philosophical analysis, international relations, and much else.

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Gandhi Between Tradition and Modernity

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The following year Gandhi launched a campaign of non-cooperation with the British authorities, urging Indians to boycott British courts and government, and spin their own fabrics to replace British goods. He has said, "Self-indulgence with contraceptives may prevent the coming of children, but will sap the vitality of both men and women". The Vedas talk about 8.4 million species of life, right from an amoeba up to human beings and demigods. Originally published by Bihar Rationalist Society (Bihar Buddhiwadi Samaj) 1993.

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Gandhi Philosophy in a New Dimension

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Gandhi also opposed vivisection: "Vivisection in my opinion is the blackest of all the blackest crimes that man is at present committing against god and his fair creation." [204] Gandhi used fasting as a political device, often threatening suicide unless demands were met. By 1911 the resistance movement had dwindled and its main activities were negotiations with the government. There are many small sects, whose membership is confined to a single linguistic region or to a small area within a linguistic region, but the membership of the major sects cuts across language barriers.

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Gandhi: The Father of Modern India

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The purpose of this paper is to consider one such view, expressed in the philosophy of Mohandas K. In the recent supplement to his memoirs, he wrote "The only value I never question is that of the teachings I received from Shaivite Hinduism which rejects any kind of dogmatism, since I have found no other form of thought which goes so far, so clearly, which such depth and intelligence, in comprehending the divine and the world's structures". 31. The clothes he wore when he was shot are still preserved in Gandhi Museum, Madurai.

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Selected Political Writings (Hackett Classics)

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Nehru agreed with Mountbatten and gave up the idea of a unified India. In this group there is even a fairly extensive body of literature that claims that Jesus went to India and there studied from Hindu and Buddhist masters between the age of thirteen and thirty. The Gita is not simply a sermon, but a philosophical treatise. The next important milestone is the advent of Sankara. For example, Ganga, or Ganges, is a form of the goddess Pārvatī, and many smaller rivers are be lieved to be manifestations of Ganga.

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