Lightning East to West: Jesus, Gandhi, and the Nuclear Age

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Also, being violent towards oneself, is a thing to be considered. Beliefs about sacred matters--God, soul and cosmos--are essential to one's approach to life. Art is the key to mental and spiritual happiness and is most useful. Gandhi denounced the rioting and went on a fast until the violence stopped. By the 13th century, Hindustān emerged as a popular alternative name of India, meaning the "land of Hindus". In addition to sanatana dharma, numerous attempts have been made to reconcile the two Hinduisms.

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Sketches from Memory: Remembering Gandhi (Volume 2)

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But while in South Africa he had to accept that Millie Polak wasn't going to keep quiet about those aspects of Indian culture she found offensive. He asked the people to oppose this clause and, if it was not expunged, he advised them to boycott the elections. Therefore, it is important that we take early and strong action against ignorant and hateful comments such as those made by Robertson. For Radhakrishnan, the intuitive, experiential immediacy of Advaita Vedanta is the genuine authority for all religions, and all religions as intellectually mediated interpretations derive from and must ultimately defer to Advaita Vedanta.

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Religious Thought of Modern India With Special Reference to

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Many holy places or shrines (tirthas, literally �fords�), such as Rishikesh in the Himalayas or Benares on the Ganges, are the objects of pilgrimages from all over India; others are essentially local shrines. A dear friend send me a letter (published elsewhere) gently criticizing the manner of my defence of Maulana Mahomed Ali’s now famous speech regarding his comparison of creeds. Mahatma Gandhi has come to be known as the Father of India and a beacon of light in the last decades of British colonial rule, promoting non-violence, justice and harmony between people of all faiths.

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The Wisdom of Gandhi (Wildlife Brought to Life Series)

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I lost my earthly mother who gave me birth long ago; but this eternal mother has completely filled her place by my side ever since. It is awful in its silent crushing and blood-sucking power. It was there he experienced prejudice for the first time. If nothing else, they can refuse to have anything to do with these horrible things, and in refusing to be a partner in a man's shame, the conduct of life must be raised, for men will have to listen when women refuse to obey. Indeed, many Hindus belong to sectarian traditions (such as Vaiṣṇavism, or Śaivism) that specify that only one deity (Viṣṇu, in the first case, or Śiva, in the second), or a very small set of deities, are genuine Gods, and subordinate the rest of the pantheon associated with Hinduism to the status of exalted beings.

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Pax Gandhiana: The Political Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi

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Theodore Roszak once commented on the impatience of some of these critics. Pope, the well known Tamil grammarian, has stated that Saiva Siddhanta is one of the most influential and intrinsically valuable of the religious writings in India. Along that line but going in the opposite direction, a fourth misconception is that Hinduism is polytheistic, promoting belief in many separate gods. An unexpected remark from a man who devoted his career to a defense of the European tradition and who had studied under Bertrand Russell, Josiah Royce, R.

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Ramchandra Gandhi: The Man and His Philosophy

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Unable to end the bloodshed, Krishna departed to the forest, where he was accidentally shot by an arrow at Bhalka Tirtha and finally left his body in Dehotsargh, where he was cremated by Arjun. Though right conduct is generally considered to belong to legalistic ethics, it has a spiritual value as well. What about Hindu concepts of reincarnation, karma, nirvana, and meditation? Under certain circumstances it is permissible to fast for an increase in wages on behalf of one’s group. (N 48) Success and failure are not in your hands, but in God’s hands alone. (N 37) Let us ... resign ourselves to Him.

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Mahatma Gandhi and Freedom Struggle

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Among the qualifications required for beginning philosophical study is the earnest desire to find liberation from the sufferings of the cycle of rebirths (samsāra), caused by ignorance concerning the true nature of reality. The mammoth size and obsolete script of traditional Sanskrit scriptures renders them inaccessible to the majority, and even vernacular translations are unintelligible to a predominately illiterate population. Hindus are also found in the Himalayan states of Nepal (the only contemporary Hindu state), Sikkim, and Bhutan; in Burma, Ceylon, Malaysia, and other countries of south east Asia; and in east and south Africa, the Carib bean islands, Guyana (British Guiana), Fiji, and the United Kingdom.

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Philosophical Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi

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He sought inspiration from many different religions – Jainism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and incorporate them into his own philosophy. Terra cotta figures found at Mohenji daro provide evidence of...? Hinduism is a worldwide religious tradition that is based on the Vedas, and is the direct descendant of the Vedic religion. In protests against the tyrannical British-rule in India, the combinations of varying people and religions were instrumental, all the while garnering significant international support for the cause.... [tags: Civil Disobedience, Nonviolence, Religion] Mahatma Gandhi As A Mass Communicator - 1.

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Mahatma Gandhi in The Beginning of 21st Century

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Unlike the Vedas, the smṛtis were traditionally regarded as appropriate for general consumption, while the Vedas were regarded as the sole preserve of the high castes. We can serve even our neighbour with some difficulty. So, Gandhi married Kasturbai, when he was thirteen years old. It is ironic that forest dwelling should have become obsolete, when the term âshrama,, originally meant a "heritmage," and when it continues in modern usage, as Hindi âshram, to mean a spiritual retreat, not unlike the original forest dwelling.

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Mohandas K. Gandhi, Autobiography: The Story of My

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When he refers to seeking closeness to truth, purity, and Godliness, he wants to establish the belief in "Truth as God". Motilal Nehru, her grandfather, and also Jawaharlal Nehru, her father, were two influential leaders in the campaign for Indian independence. Avoid strictly all forms of harshness, direct or indirect, positive or negative, immediate or delayed. If you do wrong you will pay for it in the next life--this is working out your karma your punishment for sin.

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