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Mahatma Gandhi

Service is a defining and fulfilling enterprise which can help you to see that "you" are not delineated by an identity, but defined by ability, compassion, connection and love. That's how I would...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2012 2:46 am UTC

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Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi wrote Hind Swaraj while on a boat from London to South Africa in 1909. In this tract, written in Gujarati, Gandhi lays out the argument for Indian home rule as a dialogue between an editor...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2016 1:10 pm UTC

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In order to explain this quote, one needs to understand what an eye for an eye means. An eye for an eye refers to the belief that a person who is harmed physically or mentally should be able to...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2012 10:44 pm UTC

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Mahatma Gandhi is considered unique because of his insistence on nonviolent resistance to injustice, which, in his case included both his own personal trials and tribulations as a person of color...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2013 2:09 am UTC

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If there is a strict adherence to Gandhi's structure of the swaraj, education, like so many social services, are localized and personalized. The idea of self rule at the smallest level extends to...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2011 8:30 pm UTC

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Mohandas K. Gandhi considered himself a Hindu. But as a Hindu, he saw all religions as equal, as trying to seek and express the same eternal truths and wisdom. At the core he believed in the power...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2010 8:58 am UTC

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Gandhi's political teachings and spiritual guidance for a nation and world sorely in need of both is reflective of the idea intrinsic to the idea that being in the world necessitates an internal...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2012 1:45 am UTC

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The primary focus of Gandhi's tenets in education was to develop both the moral sensibilities within the student as well as their commitment to social change. Unlike most education of the time...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2010 10:16 pm UTC

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One of the most pertinent critiques against Mahatma Gandhi’s pamphlet “Indian Home Rule” (Hind Swaraj, 1908) is its condemnation of all things Western and its lionization of Indian culture....

Latest answer posted February 28, 2020 11:58 am UTC

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Both Gandhi and the Dalai Lama spent most of their adult lives opposing a foreign power that threatened or suppressed the freedom of their native land. Gandhi is best known for his fight for Indian...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2019 1:30 am UTC

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What was unique about Gandhi's techniques was their dignified and non-violent nature. Gandhi believed that it was necessary for the fight against injustice to be just and honorable. He did not...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2012 1:47 am UTC

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One of the most important decisions that Gandhi made that affected the human rights of other people was his commitment to nonviolence. Gandhi represented the belief that violence dehumanizes. His...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2015 12:13 pm UTC

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Gandhi's intent in this quote is likely to inspire his followers through an appeal to their potential. While leading the Indian movement for independence from Great Britain, Gandhi was in charge of...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2018 1:43 am UTC

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“Value of Silence” is the title of one of the sections in the book Truth is God, which is a collection of Mahatma Gandhi’s most important pieces of writing. It was published in 1955. Silence was...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2020 11:22 am UTC

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I think that the Hind Swaraj is highly relevant, even if the context might have changed. On one level, the material might not be applicable in discussing British rule. Yet, Gandhi's ideas about...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2011 8:07 am UTC

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Gandhi's stress on transforming the spiritual configuration of human beings as being critical for any social or political change is evident in his quotation about how one's thoughts underscore...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2012 1:54 am UTC

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This is a fascinating question. I think that so many cases can be made on so many different levels that it simply prompts much in way of thought and analysis. On the surface, and probably the...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2011 1:05 am UTC

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I think that you can find many reasons for this. I would say that Gandhi's title as "father of the nation" is because he had a vision for how the nation of India should function. He provided the...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2011 8:00 pm UTC

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In his book Great Soul, author Joseph Lelyveld discusses Gandhi's 20 years in South Africa and how this time abroad helped to inform some of his most deeply-held beliefs about Hinduism. Gandhi was...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2018 12:22 am UTC

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To a great extent, the Simon Commission demonstrated a fundamental truth to Gandhi and his followers. Essentially, the Commission was charged with drafting a course of action for India in the...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2013 10:06 am UTC

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Mahatma Gandhi was an unlikely hero, as his heroism took the unusual form of nonviolence in opposition to oppression in South Africa, and later in leading India from being a subjugated colonial...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2019 6:23 pm UTC

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandi was one of the greatest leaders of India. Proclaimed a mahatma, which means "great soul," Gandi became an extremely influential leader of the Indian independence...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2010 8:17 am UTC

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The late Mahatma Gandhi will be forever remembered for his commitment to nonviolent means of resistance. In the case of India, that resistance was directed against the British Raj, the British...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2016 2:15 pm UTC

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In his 1909 work Hind Swaraj, Mahatma Gandhi describes what he considers to be true civilization and compares it to how others often define the term. His intent was to lay out a framework of...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2021 6:08 pm UTC

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You are going to find much in way of Gandhi's writing and his thinking. It's a bit difficult to narrow down his authorship because so much of his thought is present in writings, diary entries,...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2011 12:02 am UTC

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I think that there is a clear contribution that Gandhi made to Indian Independence. I am actually at the point where I think that the trajectory of Indian Independence could not have developed in...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2012 2:08 pm UTC

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This philosophy is one that is very idealistic in its assumptions about human nature. It is grounded within a long Indian religious tradition (especially Buddhist, although Gandhi himself was...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2015 8:23 am UTC

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I think that there can be many parallels between the heroic journey or quest and the life of Gandhi. Much of the specifics will have to come from the specific vision of the hero that is being...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2011 9:26 pm UTC

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Gandhi guided the nation in several ways. The manner in which he gave voice to the people of the subcontinent made him a figure of which origin is owed. There is a reason he is called "the...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2012 6:43 pm UTC

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No, Gandhi's non-violent protest would not have worked in pre-WWII Germany or Russia when Stalin was the leader simply because of the vast difference between the objectives of the leadership. Both...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2012 3:20 pm UTC

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This one is fairly loaded. I think that books and essays on this topic are abundant. Modern India owes much to Gandhi, if nothing else for providing its present and establishing a course for its...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2012 4:42 am UTC

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The symbolism of Gandhi's death during a prayer meeting is quite compelling. On one hand, Gandhi's entire life was dedicated to nonviolence and abhorring the moral condition that stresses "an eye...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2012 3:04 pm UTC

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I think that one particular linguistic strategy that Gandhi was able to use to his advantage was to dominate the conversation through the establishment of rapport. Gandhi's primary success and the...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2013 11:06 am UTC

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For many Indians, this answer resides in Gandhi's role as both a social activist that sought to reform more than mere society and politics. For many Indians, the answer lies in how Gandhi sought...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2011 10:21 am UTC

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I would say that the highest and most relevant form of symbolism of Gandhi's advocacy of the "Quit India" Congress ideal is that it was one of the last moments that the British could claim power...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2012 1:44 pm UTC

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I think that a couple of elements would have to be included in any critical appraisal of Gandhi. The first would be that Gandhi was successful in his approach towards achieving independence for...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2012 1:32 am UTC

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I think that some of the best examples of Gandhi's hybridity in thought can be seen in his Salt March speech. Gandhi makes a crucial argument that is hybrid, representing both the West and the...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2013 11:43 am UTC

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I would say that Gandhi's acts of defiance are ones that are able to count as heroic, reflective of his own sense of character, and representative of his political beliefs. An example of this...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2011 9:27 am UTC

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I think that Gandhi is seen as a transcendent figure that was able to bridge the world of man with the world of the divine. Certainly, this is valid to a large extent. Yet, where some of the...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2012 10:26 pm UTC

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Gandhi lived his beliefs. As a Hindu strongly influenced by monastic traditions, as well as Christianity and Jainism, Gandhi believed in the spiritual importance of living as simply as possible....

Latest answer posted February 6, 2019 3:55 pm UTC

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a devout Hindu who tried to shape his political actions on the basis of his religious beliefs. Although not part of his political actions, vegetarianism, which is a...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2015 8:59 am UTC

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I think that the previous thoughts were quite valid. I think that you might want to make clear the idea that articulate involves both a clear and precise rhetorical manner of speaking, but also...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2010 10:12 am UTC

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An answer to this reveals more about the person answering than about Gandhi or the Tea Party. Gandhi is a revered figure in human history, which means that an answer to this will be highly colored...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2012 1:25 pm UTC

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I think that one of Gandhi's strongest religious ideals advocated in his teachings was the idea that moral transcendence was the base for all social and political change. Gandhi's idea of...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2012 12:37 pm UTC

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I think the most intense significance of Gandhi's fasts to protest the treatment of untouchability was to highlight that his movement was one of moral and ethical transformation. Gandhi clearly...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2012 1:29 pm UTC

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