Recalling Gandhi

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In Hinduism, there are four different streams or sects such as the Shaiva, Vaishnava, Shakteya and Smarta. Von Gerard, wrote to the Under Secretary of Native Affairs recommending the allocation of a location for his people. The basic design follows the pattern of a mandala, which leads the devotees from the temporal sphere into eternity. Astronomical knowledge of a fairly high order was required to determine the right time for the performance of Vedic sacrifices.

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Gandhi, Aurobindo and Radhakrishnan on Bhagavadgita

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That dharma is to serve and love, and that love ultimately is meant to be the relationship between the living being and God and all other living entities. Gandhi was shot on January 30th, 1948 by the Hindu fanatic Nathuram Godse. This is as true of his new-age followers. His love, as also that of his followers, is destructively obsessive. His novel Ghare Baire (The Home and the World) has much to say about this theme. If the ritual was performed correctly by the Brahman priests, who knew all the rules of the sacrifice, results would occur automatically.

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Mahatma Gandhi : An Enigma: An Essay

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Gandhi soon became an outspoken critic of South Africa's discrimination policies. To approve of another's harsh actions is indirect Himsa. Between the coming of Mahavira and Lord Krishna there is a distinct gap of about 1000 years. Hindu children are indoctrinated, in much the same way as Christian and Muslim children, about the virtues of their faith, so that they will grow up differentiating their group from the others. Its meaning is "absolute," in reference to the Brahman from which all existence emerged.

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Gujarat Beyond Gandhi: Identity, Society and Conflict

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Then He came as Rama, to annihilate the demon king of Lanka, as described in the Ramayana. It is unknown as to how Christianity arrived in India during the first century. Metaphorically we are all sons of God, but for each of us there may be different sons of God in a special sense. The first part of one's life, Brahmacharya, the stage as a student, is spent in celibate, controlled, sober and pure contemplation under the guidance of a Guru, building up the mind for spiritual knowledge.

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Gandhi's Concept of Civil Disobedience

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Eventually, the young prince was allowed to leave the palace and saw a crippled man, a blind man and a senile man, and so learned of life's darker side (that life is suffering?). So, while a person's bad deeds trap him/her into the vicious cycle of life, death, and reincarnation (saṃsāra), the good deeds help free a person from this bondage, and attain salvation and the final oneness with God. Through various meditative and ritual techniques, the tantric practitioner could practice what others prohibited and could eradicate desire by means of desire.

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Reflection on Gandhi - The Forgotten Mahatma

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At another place in Hind Swaraj, he formulated the argument in explicitly ethical terms:38 The more we indulge our passions the more unbridled they become. Pronounced “guh-NAYSH.” The beloved elephant-faced representation of God honored by Hindus and followers of other Indian religions, Ganesh is the remover of obstacles. Hinduism is a living organism liable to growth and decay, and subject to the laws of Nature. To claim salvation as the monopoly of any one religion is like claiming that God can be found in this room but not the next, in this attire but not another.

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Philosophical Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi

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His fasting struck the British officials as a thinly disguised mode of coercion. Sage Veda Vyasa (author of the Vedas, Vedanta Sutras, and Mahabharata and the Bhagavatam); 12. A meditation technique that focuses on the repetition of a single sound or a series of sounds. Navayan, Ed.), Navajivan, 1957; The Gandhi Reader (Jack Homer, Ed.), Indiana Univ. Gandhi led Indians in protesting the national salt tax with the 400 km (250 mi) Dandi Salt March in 1930, and later in demanding the British to immediately Quit India in 1942, during World War II.

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Mahatma Gandhi : Life and Struggle to Freedom

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But then again, the whole idea of tampering with the smoke detector really deals with its effectiveness in detecting smoke, doesn’t it? In Jainism the practice of nonviolence reaches its culmination. nonviolence constitute one of the five anuvratas or littlie vows to be taken by every Jain including the lay Jains before beginning their spiritual journey leading to full monk-hood. The expression Bondage denotes the aggregate of the elements which fetter the soul and hold it back from union with God.

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Mahatma Gandhi: A Historical Biography

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There are more temples and roadside shrines to Hanuman than any other deity in all of North India. I hold that believers who have to see the same God in others that they see in themselves, must be able to live amongst all with sufficient detachment. In Hinduism One God Expresses itself in trillions of forms. Faith is put to the test when the situation is most difficult. The history of Hinduism began in India about 1500 BC. The salt march of 1930 is a good example of Gandhi 's nonviolence, or satyagraha he called it (from satya truth and graha strength).

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The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (May-August 1924)

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The preceding sections traced Hinduism's insistence that differences in human nature call for a variety of paths toward life's fulfillment. Over the next nine years, until his final departure for India in 1914, the Polaks - both in Johannesburg and later in Durban - were to be part of an extended family that was at the very heart of Gandhi's experiments with how best to live. For Muslim historian's record on major Hindu temple destruction campaigns, from 1193 to 1729 AD, see Richard Eaton (2000), Temple Desecration and Indo-Muslim States, Journal of Islamic Studies, Vol. 11, Issue 3, pages 283-319 ^ According to Eaton (1993, Chapter 5), "in the subcontinent as a whole there is an inverse relationship between the degree of Muslim political penetration and the degree of Islamization."

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