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Gandhi: an Autobiography (Green Reader): The Story of my

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That evidence is a study of its own, beyond the scope of this current study. In-class viewing of the film, Understanding Hindu Traditions. The South African experience exposed handicaps to Gandhi that he had not known about. The pair set the time, terms, and conditions. In an ‘open letter’ addressed to the Members of the Legislative Council and Assembly at Durban [1894], while asserting the greatness of India, he wrote; “Add to this the facts that India has produced the Buddha, whose life some consider the best and the holiest by a mortal, and to some second only to that lived by Jesus.” In Durban, he once upset his hostess when he said that Gautama’s compassion was extended to all living beings while one failed to notice this love in the life of Jesus.

The Wisdom of Gandhi

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Robertson, a British scholar and a Member of Parliament, revived the Volney thesis in 1900 by stating in his Christianity and Mythology that "the Christ-Myth is merely a form of the Krishna-Myth. (source: Jesus Christ: An Artifice for Aggression - By Sita Ram Goel p. 53). So, it is generally fair to describe Hinduism as polytheistic, but only if we keep in mind that for numerous Hindus, all the gods emanate from the same fundamental deity. A true sanyasi (renunciate) always indulged in requisite karma necessitated to reach God!

Mahatma Gandhi: A Revelation

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Most of all religious devotees of all religions are Bhakti yogies whether they believe in Hinduism or not. The process of the soul of an individual being reborn into another body (animal, human) after death. This concept of a "law of karma"—whereby good acts result in good results, bad in bad—extends the Vedic notion of consequential action from the confines of the ritual to the whole of life. Many continue to use alcohol today, without necessarily falling into alcoholism. When we do it our way, we only enslave ourselves.

Mahatma Gandhi the Journalist

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Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer arrived on April 12 with several hundred troops and began by arresting people and banning all meetings. No country can grow by causing trouble to another country. The Indian National Congress began to splinter during his incarceration, and he remained largely out of the public eye following his release from prison in February 1924, returning four years later, in 1928, to campaign for the granting of ‘dominion status’ to India by the British.

Ambedkar, Gandhi and Empowerment of Dalit

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Hinduism originated from Northern part of India and the word “Hindu” was derived from the Indus river, a body of water that streams 1,800 miles from Tibet and goes through Kashmir and Pakistan and flows out to the sea. It is said there are hundreds of millions of Hindu deities. Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. How good for yoga that is, I don’t know…[You need to] be a dedicated student for many years before you even start to think about teaching.” - Jois 10 In Yoga Sutra 1.12, Patanjali highlights the importance of abhyasa, or consistent practice.

Speeches and Writing of Mahatma Gandhi

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In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place. D. 220, knew the distinction between Hinduism and Buddhism. " There are, he says, some Indians who follow the precepts of Boutta,( Buddha) whom, by an excessive reverence, they have exalted into a god." Can we see things from his vantage point? Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening. In the political field the struggle on behalf of the people leads to the challenging of unjust governments or laws by means of non-cooperation or civil disobedience.

Gandhi: Great Men in History

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According to Vedas, Om is the sound which was present at the time of creation of universe and it is the only symbol, which represents the God (Brahman). 12. XVII (September-October 1936). pp. 233-235. "Progress and Spiritual Values" in Philosophy: The Journal of the British Institute of Philosophy. Examples of its sacredness abound in Hindu epics like the Mahabharata, in which respect, love, and devotion to the guru is demonstrated, not only by the virtuous Arjun, but also by the misguided Duryodhan.

Ethics for Our Times: Essays in Gandhian Perspective

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In recent times religion has played a decreasing role in many societies, particularly in the West. They were required by law to pay a tax of £3 a year for each member of the family – a huge amount of money at the time. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi better known as Mahatma Gandhi, is today referred to as the “Father of the Nation” in India. So, somewhere in translation, we missed the basic fact that Hinduism has 33 Supreme Gods and not 33 Crore Gods.

M. K. Gandhi: Indian Patriot in South Africa (Dodo Press)

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Doubtless it lies in the liberal character of the Indian civilization, which allows for cross-fertilization with other cultures, without losing its own identity. All this has put a nation in bondage to spiritual forces that have deceived many for thousands of years." In his poem 'The Dry Salvages' Eliot reflects on Lord Krishna's meaning: Among other things - or one way of putting the same thing: That the future is a faded song, a Royal Rose or a lavender spray He mentioned "Time the destroyer" (section 2), then summarized one of Krishna's points: "And do not think of the fruit of action.

The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi: Gandhi's thoughts on various

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Some avoid meat only on specific holy days. His disciple, Vivekananda (1863 – 1902) visited the United States for the 1893 Parliament of the World's Religion at Chicago and founded the Vedanta Society there, which teaches Vedantic thought in the West. Siḍḍha, bhaḍra, simha and paḍma are the four (chief) postures. At its best, intuition is an "integral experience". General Assembly adopted a resolution recognizing Mahatma Gandhi's birthday (October 2) as the "International Day of Non-Violence."