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Following the Inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi

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It is my painful duty to have to record here my marriage at the age of thirteen. “As I see the youngsters of the same age about me who are under my care, and think of my own marriage, I am inclined to pity myself and congratulate them on having escaped my lot. Some contemporary reports throw light on the relative strength of the Zulus and their Boer enemies. Dr S Radhakrishnan: How are you led to it? It lies through silent prayer.” For the moment I propose to listen to that voice and observe silence and ask my friends to do likewise.

God-botherers and Other True-believers: Gandhi, Hitler, and

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Even today, all Hindus celebrate festivals as part of the tradition. The Bhagavad Gītā forms a portion of the Mahābhārata, but owing to its importance in the tradition it is often regarded as a stand-alone text. Shortly after his resignation from BHU, Radhakrishnan was named chairman of the University Education Commission. Reincarnation is thought of as a more or less perpetual bondage to samsara, the wheel of life, a bondage maintained by the individual's passions and cravings.' (Collinson, Fifty Eastern Thinkers, 2000) From the Metaphysic of Space and Motion we can now understand the true relationship between the mortal and the immortal, between the changing and the unchanging, between the world of illusion and that of Reality.

Gandhi, Soldier of Nonviolence: An Introduction

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Now it appears that this period is drawing to a close. They rule almost by divine right, shouldering the "white man's burden" even though they have not quite been requested to do so by the Indians. This theory is mainly based on similarity between some of the Vedic deities, and those of ancient Iran, such as of Mithra with Mitra, the day counterpart of the night God Varuna. An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

The Moral and Political Writings of Mahatma Gandhi

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They are not the work of any person, human or divine. Other movements also used Gandhian ideas. The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament cited Gandhi as an influence in its struggle to urge nations to reject the use of nuclear weapons. This challenged his belief that practicality and morality necessarily coincided. Official figures reported that police fired on 24 crowds, killing a total of 111 people. Artha Shastra - Hindu science of economics and government.

Gandhi's Body: Sex, Diet, and the Politics of Nationalism

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It was the areas which had been least exposed to the Brahmanical fold which showed the largest numbers of Muslims. Now apply the principle of 'the four orders of human beings' to all the countries in the world. His daughter and son-in-law are still at Sabarmati. It is, after all, one thing to argue that there is no historical evidence that a temple to Lord Rama was destroyed by Babar’s general to build a mosque, and another to insist that believers think in a certain narrowly prescribed way about their gods.

Ideas that Influenced Gandhi

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A Satyagrahi is pledged to non-violence... "(p. 389). These two civilisations had, much before the onset of western modernity, accumulated an enormous body of knowledge about the phenomena of health and disease; generated voluminous information about the therapeutic properties of materials and their classification; and comprehended diverse phenomena of nature from the perspective of health and disease. The two epics are built around central narratives.

Gandhi as Disciple and Mentor

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Place of Worship: The place of worship of Hindus is called as a temple. At age 13, Gandhi married Kasturba (also spelled Kasturbai) in an arranged marriage. This database is particularly strong on Hinduism's cultural traditions and mores. delivers full text of the policy briefs, case studies, and working papers issued by government groups, research institutes, and think tanks. If there is no appropriate acknowledgment of sources, whether intended or not, this may constitute a violation of the College's requirement for honesty in academic work and may be treated as a case of academic dishonesty.

A Fire that Blazed in the Ocean: Gandhi and the Poems of

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He became convinced that a life to be useful must be full of activities unselfishly done for the good of the community and that a good life was the life lived near the soil, with a minimum dependence on machines. A champion of modernization and western scientific and educational methods, he led the campaign to abolish sati. The Vishnu tradition is often referred to as Vaishnavism. Murtis (images) of the deities are washed, bathed, and treated with great reverence.

Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India

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Gandhi informed the government of their intention to continue into the Transvaal, and called on them to arrest the strikers before they arrived, but Smuts calculated that the strike would dissolve before long, and he decided on a policy of non-intervention. Environment plays a vital role in shaping and evolving a person to a great leader. The atman (Innermost Self), in its liberated state, possesses divine qualities such as purity, omnipresence and omnipotence, and is beyond limitations.

The Man Who Killed Mahatma Gandhi: Understanding the Mind of

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As the ideas of Ramanuja spread through India, men like Madhvacarya, Vallabhacarya, Caitanya, Ramananda, Kabir and Nanak came under their spell. Chopra followed with the mega-serial, Mahabharata (1988-90), relayed on successive Sunday mornings over two years. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. The exam will contain short answer and short essay questions. 3. Although Gandhi was interested in becoming a doctor, his father had hoped he would also become a government minister, so his family steered him to enter the legal profession.