On Gandhi (Wadsworth Notes)

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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.

Pages: 96

Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (January 16, 2001)

ISBN: 0534583741

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One and indivisible at the root, it has grown into a vast tree with innumerable branches. It has its autumn and summer, its winter and spring. It does not derive its authority from one book. The Gita is universally accepted, but even then it only shows the way Gandhi : The Master Communicator. The Bhāgavata Purāṇa thus presents one of the famous and enduring theistic expressions of the Bhedābheda philosophy. In the way of ethics, the Bhāgavata Purāṇa strays little from the Varna āśrama dharma found in most smṛti literature (Bhāgavata Purāṇa I.ii.9-12), though it advocates what it calls “bhāgavata dharma” (bhāgavata ethic) which is a combination of the karma yoga and bhakti yoga of the Gītā supplemented with an emphasis on living the life characteristic of a devotee of Kṛṣṇa as described in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa (XI.iii.23-31) The Gandhi Reader: A Sourcebook of His Life and Writings.

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