Gandhi On Non-Violence

Í Gandhi On Non-Violence ✓ Mahatma Gandhi Thomas Merton, Í Gandhi On Non-Violence ✓ Mahatma Gandhi Thomas Merton - Gandhi On Non-Violence, Gandhi On Non Violence In this book Merton has selected the basic statements of principle and interpretation which make up Gandhi s philosophy of non violence AHIMSA and non violent action SATYAGRAHA The Gandhi text follow

  • Title: Gandhi On Non-Violence
  • Author: Mahatma Gandhi Thomas Merton
  • ISBN: 9780811200974
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback

Í Gandhi On Non-Violence ✓ Mahatma Gandhi Thomas Merton, Gandhi On Non-Violence, Mahatma Gandhi Thomas Merton, Gandhi On Non Violence In this book Merton has selected the basic statements of principle and interpretation which make up Gandhi s philosophy of non violence AHIMSA and non violent action SATYAGRAHA The Gandhi text follows that established by the Navaijivan Trust with sections dealing with Principles of non violence Non violence true and false Spiritual dimensions of non violence In this bo. Í Gandhi On Non-Violence ✓ Mahatma Gandhi Thomas Merton - Gandhi On Non-Violence, Gandhi On Non Violence In this book Merton has selected the basic statements of principle and interpretation which make up Gandhi s philosophy of non violence AHIMSA and non violent action SATYAGRAHA The Gandhi text follow

  • Í Gandhi On Non-Violence ✓ Mahatma Gandhi Thomas Merton
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Gandhi On Non-Violence

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  1. Mahatma Gandhi Thomas Merton

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British ruled India Employing non violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.The son of a senior government official, Gandhi was born and raised in a Hindu Bania community in coastal Gujarat, and trained in law in London Gandhi became famous by fighting for the civil rights of Muslim and Hindu Indians in South Africa, using new techniques of non violent civil disobedience that he developed Returning to India in 1915, he set about organizing peasants to protest excessive land taxes A lifelong opponent of communalism i.e basing politics on religion he reached out widely to all religious groups He became a leader of Muslims protesting the declining status of the Caliphate Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women s rights, building religious and ethnic amity, ending untouchability, increasing economic self reliance, and above all for achieving Swaraj the independence of India from British domination His spiritual teacher was the Jain philosopher poet Shrimad Rajchandra.


  1. This is a great book, though a bit of an unusual structure After the Preface and a 30 page introduction by Thomas Merton, the bulk of the book is quotes Gandhi s massive 2 volume Non violence in Peace and War Gandhi on Non Violence does give a nice overview to Gandhi s thoughts, including much in his own words Many of the quotes are quite powerful The introduction by Merton, too, is quite good and worth reading In the end, this is well worth the couple of hours it took to read it.

  2. Gandhi, connu aussi sous le titre de Mahatma grande me nous expose dans la voie de la non violence certains v nements qui ont chang le cours de sa vie La fa on dont ce livre est crit laisse penser qu il s agit d une autobiographie, mais ce n est en aucun cas l intention de l auteur Gandhi veut juste partager avec nous ses pens es et la mani re dont il a men sa qu te la v rit qui tait le but m me de sa vie, comme il le dit dans cette citation Ma vie, mes actes et mon tre tendent la recherche de c [...]

  3. Distinguir la no violencia de sus malentendidos, llegar a comprender profunda y aut nticamente que se trata de la actividad m s digna del hombre, y el enorme trabajo que implica

  4. lk 18 Igal n htusel on kaks k lge v line ja sisemine V lisel on t hendust ainult niiv rd, kuiv rd ta sisemist aitab 20 T eline kunst peab andma tunnistust autori nnelikkusest, meelerahust ja puhtusest 22 Ma piinlen teadmises, et elualalhoiu kihk mu kehas t ukab mind pidevalt Himsasse v givalda 31 Inimsoo p hivoorusi on v imelised endas v lja arendama ka k ige madalamal arengutasemel olevad h imud 32 S bad Ameeikast on kinnitanud, et k ige kiiemini viib Ahimsasse v givallatus just aatomipomm Seda [...]

  5. Turning and turningWithin the widening gyreThe falcon cannot hear the falconerThings fall apartThe center cannot holdAnd a blood dimmed tideIs loosed upon the worldNothing is sacredThe ceremony sinksInnocence is drownedIn anarchyThe best lack convictionGiven some time to thinkAnd the worst are full of passionWithout mercySurely some revelation is at handSurely it s the second comingAnd the wrath has finally taken formFor what is this rough beastIts hour come at lastSlouching toward Bethlehem to [...]

  6. I didn t rate this because it s a book of quotations there are some great quotations in it, and it helps to get a fleshed out sense of what non violence meant to Gandhi and it didn t mean simply passive resistance, as we might think It s rather complicated Gandhi says it s better to kill than to be non violent out of fear cowardice is definitely worse to him and there are a number of surprises along with the many nuances I was unaware of.I got this from the library because it was cited in a foot [...]

  7. The Trappist monk Thomas Merton put together this book I didn t care for his fragmentary editing, but literally half the book is Merton s great essay Gandhi and the One Eyed Giant, written at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky in 1960 It s one of his best essays, better by far than his pompous autobiography, which in my view is marred by convertitis This is Merton after 20 years in a monastery, marinaded in silence, song, and increasingly in Zen.Gandhi, Meister Eckhart, and DT Suzuki revolution [...]

  8. a quick read and a comprehensive collection of quotes there s no shortage truly quotable material in here either however, i wouldn t recommend this as anything than that and think it s best read with a supplementary content many of the quotes are well out of context and leave you scratching your head as the power or utility of the quote must certainly be better against some complementary backdroprsonally, this didn t reinforce any perspective of gandhi other than to maybe wonder if he wasn t at [...]

  9. Actually, the book I read was a compilation of Gandhi s writings on non violence edited by Thomas Mercer called GANDHI ON NON VIOLENCE Mercer s essay on Gandhi is fascinating, and the book offers a good introduction to the philosophy and practice of non violence Occasionally, the expressions are overly aphoristic, and they start to get a bit repetitive at the end, but overall, the work offers solid insight into Gandhi s movement Also, I fear that not many people are willing to greet death with a [...]

  10. Read this book for my history of political thought class It was a very short read I managed to finished it in a little over an hour However, I can t say that I was too impressed The book was just selected quotes from Gandhi with nothing really stringing them together It was of a Quotable Gandhi than anything else I was frustrated with the lack of content as the short selections Merton included in the book were repetitive and variations on a theme However, it is a nice book to have around if you [...]

  11. A great summery of Gandhi s works Non Violence in Peace and War It really catches the difference between non violence as a state of one s heart and passive resistance which is done merely for political means by those too weak to overpower their enemy The later will return to violence as soon as they have the means Non violence of the heart is successful even when it s outward objectives are not achieved.

  12. This book is the Cliff s Notes to Gandhi on Non Violence It is editied by Thomas Merton who was a Trappist monk What Thomas Merton writes in one sentence would take me 5 paragraphs to express now couple that with Gandhi s journey and tokens of wisdom you have the longest 88 page book written The introduction alone was impressive.

  13. Belief in non violence is based on the assumption that human nature in its essence is One and therefore unfailingly responds to the advances of Love Excellent book, it gives the reader hope again for love in the world It has selections of writings of Mahatma, which i found myself reading 1 or 2 at a time, putting the book down and thinking about Introduction by Thomas Merton.

  14. Things that struck me Gandhi vowed never to eat than 5 articles of food in a 24 hour period He kept the vow for life.Gandhi said, Noncooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good In prison for 2 years, he read dozens of books, conducted a voluminous correspondence, and generally seemed to have remarshaled his strength.

  15. I read this book when I was very young, and it had a great impact on me Ever since I have found myself inadvertently quoting Gandhi than once through my life.I high recommend it It will open your mind, and if you are lucky it will help you to view people and the world in general from other perspective.

  16. I never get tired of Gandhi the quotations are great for stimulating discussion in Youth Council.Also, Thomas Merton so good

  17. This is a really good book Gandhi gives the best arguments, with different examples from articles he has written The non violence philosophy is amazing.

  18. This is a great collection of quotes on Gandhi s application of ahimsa, especially if the reader is interested in highlights.

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