Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 12.82 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Better known as Mahatma Gandhi, he not only led India to independence from British rule but also inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world in several other countries. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was an Indian revolutionary religious leader who used his religious power for political and social reform. Sidebar What He Said About Hindus Excerpts from the March 23rd broadcast of the 700 Club: Robertson: "India is not what you normally think of anymore. [...]

Gandhi: My Experiments with Truth

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 10.31 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Hindus believe that the soul reincarnates, evolving through many births until all karmas have been resolved, and moksha, liberation from the cycle of rebirth, is attained. Gandhi believed that setting a righteous example of resistance would eventually cause oppressors to change their ways. In human society there exists aristocrats, average men, and demoniacal men. Our sins spiritually separate us from God. The eighth is the god Krishna; and the ninth is Buddha. Karma is a tenant central to Hindu philosophy and lies at the heart of all human interaction. [...]

On Gandhi (Wadsworth Notes)

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 13.99 MB Downloadable formats: PDF He believed that we are all brothers and sisters and instead of using violence against our enemy, we should use patience to win them over. The Hindu belief involves reincarnation of the soul, which is rebirth after death. While Brahmanism, or the priestly strand, did not leave non-Brahmins very much to do religiously, except to behave ethically, Vedanta opened up the possibility of philosophical speculation (sankhya) and of yogic practice for almost anyone, except shudras (the lowest varna or caste), who were forbidden from reading the sacred texts. [...]

The Moral & Political Writings of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume

Format: Hardcover Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 5.94 MB Downloadable formats: PDF As a result, privileged groups in the urban centers and countryside were able to detach the struggle for political independence from the struggle for radical social change--and thus thwarted Gandhi's own goals of social justice. Although caste discrimination is illegal in India and most Hindu leaders stress that it is not sanctioned in Hinduism, it is still practiced among followers of all religions throughout South Asia. The two forms of invention that took place due to orientalists were invention through legitimisation and through generalisation. [...]

Mahatma Gandhi and World Peace

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 14.64 MB Downloadable formats: PDF While in Bengal to see what comfort he could offer in times of inter-communal violence in the run-up to independence, Gandhi called for his 18-year-old grandniece Manu to join him – and sleep with him. “We both may be killed by the Muslims,” he told her, “and must put our purity to the ultimate test, so that we know that we are offering the purest of sacrifices, and we should now both start sleeping naked.” Such behaviour was no part of the accepted practice of bramacharya. [...]

Mahatma Gandhi (Activist)

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 14.60 MB Downloadable formats: PDF By the third century Mithra had evolved in the Roman world into the sun-god, Sol Invinctus -- So far as is now known, Mithra appears as the bull-slayer only in his Roman manifestation. How can there be room for distinctions of high and low where there is this all embracing, fundamental unity underlying the outward diversity? Because of this qualification of Ultimate reality, Ramanuja's system is known as qualified non-dualism. [...]

Gandhi: True Lives (True Lives Series)

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.48 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Even among them there are sub-sects on the basis of theoretical differences, or difference in the styles of worship. Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit. The most significant difference from Samkhya is that the Raja Yoga school not only incorporates the concept of Ishvara (a personal God) into its metaphysical world view but also that it holds Ishvara as the ideal upon which to meditate. 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. [...]

The Virtue of Nonviolence: From Gautama to Gandhi (Suny

Format: Hardcover Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 6.39 MB Downloadable formats: PDF What it comes down to is that by the example of Jesus and Paul's words here, that these so called people weren't obeying what Jesus Himself and His apostle Paul CLEARLY STATED followers of Jesus would do, what actions they should take, to show they are His true followers. Sophisticated organization often surrounds Gurus, such as the Swaminarayan Sampraday, founded by Swaminarayan (1781 – 1830) believed to be a manifestation of Vishnu. At the meeting he had added that he himself had not changed his mind and that "he had no place in a new order where they wanted an army, a navy, an air force and what not". [...]

Gandhi and His Ashrams

Format: Hardcover Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 10.42 MB Downloadable formats: PDF There is, as well, the school of thought that says that Jesus traveled to India during the lost years of his youth. The characteristic of comprehensive tolerance to differences in belief, and Hinduism's openness, makes it difficult to define as a religion according to traditional Western conceptions. It comprises of saints, sages, yogis and all those who are strongly adherent to dharma Kshatriya: (predominantly Rajas) Those who are naturally into action and passions. Supernatural manifestations: Objects may fly without any seen cause. [...]

Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru: A Historic Partnership

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.40 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The 1961 law forbidding dowries further undermined traditional Hinduism. Thus, by repeating the syllable the chanter passes through all three states. The young couple's first child died in 1885, but they had four surviving sons by 1900. Some worshippers, certainly, construed those stone figures literally, viewed them as gods, pure and simple, in a way not so different from the grama devata worship of the villages. They were convicted of Gandhi’s killing, and both were executed, a week later, at Ambala Jail, on 15th November 1949. [...]