Friday, 8 September 2006

Satyagraha - 9/11

11 September 1906 was the beginning of Satyagraha.

Wikipedia says that Satyagraha is "the philosophy of nonviolent resistance most famously employed by Mohandas Gandhi in forcing an end to the British Raj and also against apartheid in South Africa".

At the meeting on 11 September 1906 it was Sheth Haji Habib, a Moslem, who had a huge impact on Ghandi [see the first link], and so began the effective process of "non violent resistance" which became the main force of the Indian Independence movement.

Over the years many still lost their lives but Satyagraha shows that there is a way other than terrorism and war.

Original Comments:

Atyllah said...

Would that some others would realise that! But perhaps "They" have a darker purpose...
I came across this recently:
"The welfare of the people in particular has always
been the alibi of
tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of
giving the servants of
tyranny a good conscience" (Albert Camus)

Sunday, September 10, 2006 8:20:00 PM

jane said...

Another of Gandhi's practices was Ahisma. "Ahisma = Non-violence in a very broad meaning, including truthfullness and loving. Ahisma is a negation of hisma, meaning violence in a broad meaning"
As sophisticated as we're supposed to be, I am dumbfounded that the supposed "wisest amongst us" are stupid enough to believe that peace can possibly be derived via war.
Someone in the media here is finally speaking out about the injustices of the present regime here. If only for them, I hope there is a God & he isn't merciful or forgiving towards them on judgement day.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 6:41:00 AM

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