The Bhagavad Gita: According to Gandhi

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The modern term ‘Hindu’ more than likely derives from the name given to the people who lived in the areas surrounding the Indus River, located in what is now Pakistan. ‘Hindoo’ was originally a Persian word used to identify these people [1], demonstrating that it was originally a term of external definition and not a self-determined identity. Thus the Bajrang Dal, the ‘Army of Hanuman’, which has openly resorted to violence to intimidate Muslims as well as soft Hindus, is quite oblivious of the fact that Hanuman has traditionally been viewed as the very personification of courage, selfless service, and learning.

Pages: 336

Publisher: Orient (Educa Books) (February 15, 2011)

ISBN: 812220452X

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Some of the popular Hindu festivals are Deepawali, Holi, Dussehra, Ganesh Chaturthi, Pongal, Janamasthmi and Shiva Ratri. These innumerable festive occasions lend Hinduism its amazing popular appeal and make the Indian tradition rich and colorful Harilal Gandhi: A Life. In 1946, nearly 2 million workers, more than half of the working class, went on strike Betrayal of Gandhi. Strength does not come from physical capacity. Be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Religion, God and Spirituality The one religion is beyond all speech Gandhi Martin Luther King Non-Violence for a Peaceful World Order. One cannot stipulate what is absolutely good or evil for all men at all times. The attempts to do so, and to judge all people by a single concept of Dharma or impose upon all a single idea of righteousness, has been the cause of much injustice to humanity The Bhagavad Gita: According to Gandhi online.

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