Mahatma Gandhi (Activist)

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Hindus argue that they are not polytheists, teaching that their thousands of gods are merely expressionsof their one god, Brahma. I find a solace in the Bhagavad-Gita that I miss even in the Sermon on the Mount. As a result, over the past 100 years Hindus have migrated to other regions of the world, mostly with the intention of pursuing economic motives. However, the Hindu doctrine dwells on some basic tenets, which form a sort of an outline of the entire religious tradition.

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Gandhi and Indian Villages

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Robb 2002 condenses this material into an accessible format. Mirabai’s devotion is a central theme in the popular biography Behari 2008. Necessarily, such men and women cannot afford to live the general life which is designed to promote the special, individual interest. The four original varnas became subdi­vided into innumerable groups called jatis, or castes, and they began to represent gradations of high and low.

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Gandhi: The Power of Pacifism (Discoveries)

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Thank God, in the front rank of the leaders he is singularly alone, and as yet but a representative of a very small minority. Golwalkar castigated Gandhi as being soft on Muslims, while Gandhi in turn called the RSS “a communal body with a totalitarian outlook.” Hindu nationalists blamed Gandhi for the partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan in 1947 and accused him of dismembering Mother India. The White lecturers would come after they had finished lecturing to White students. He was assassinated on 30 January 1948 by Nathuram Vinayak Godse, a militant Hindu nationalist activist who shot three bullets into Gandhi’s chest at point-blank range at the Birla House (now Gandhi Smriti) in New Delhi.

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Rethinking Gandhi and Nonviolent Relationality: Global

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With regard to the vows of asteya (nonstealing) and nonpossesion (aparigraha) Gandhi proposed an experiment in truth that tested the full implications of these vows. (The meaning of truth most appropriate for these two vows is the Greek sense of nonconcealment [aletheia]). In total, Hindu philosophy has made a sizable contribution to the history of Indian philosophy and its role has been far from static: Hindu philosophy was influenced by Buddhist and Jain philosophies, and in turn Hindu philosophy influenced Buddhist philosophy in India in its later stages.

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Eternal Gandhi: Design of the Multimedia Museum

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His purpose, of course, was seeing if Luke had patience or not. Earnest in their spiritual quest, many from the West have acknowledged the metaphysical loftiness and nobility of Hindu thought. Instead, mourning over Gandhi's death leads to peace. Viewing the ongoing disputes between the Hindus and Muslims in his country, he recognized that there could be no peace and harmony in India as long as each group tried to separate itself from other groups.

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Gandhi (Great Biographies series)

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Everyone was bound to him by love and a fear of hurting him. Believe it or not there is no word Trinity in the entire Holy Bible and it originated only after emperor Constantine became a Christian. The two forms of invention that took place due to orientalists were invention through legitimisation and through generalisation. It is not a missionary religion in the ordinary sense of the term. Generally speaking, until recently Indian and foreign scholars concentrated on the literature, while the description of actual institutions, rites, and beliefs was left to missionaries, travelers, and administrators.

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Between Modernity and Nationalism: Halide Edip's Encounter

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When Gandhi, who was holding first-class passenger tickets, refused to move, a policeman came and threw him off the train. This describes the enkrates rather than sophron, who is essentially the embodiment of temperance (sophrosyne), the one who does not have to exert his will to stay in the mean. They had familiar spirits in objects such as a a stone p. 23. Though this seems like common-sense, scholars like Wendy Doniger and Romila Thapar have argued that it is a myth; there was never really a religion called Hinduism, or a people called the Hindus who lived in India since time immemorial (though they do accede to the convention of referring to certain groups of people in the past as Hindus on occasion in order to show that Hindus had a lot of blood on their hands, or in their minds at least, since they invaded parts of the subcontinent too, long before the Muslims ever did).

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Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action

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If the concept of ‘kaivalya’ is to be understood in the context of the Yoga system’s preoccupation with morality, it seems that it must be understood as a function of moral perfection. Gandhi helped India gain independence from Great Britain. Dharmic traditions define the Divine more as an impersonal and timeless consciousness than the personal Creator of Biblical traditions. Volney of France was perhaps the first to propound in the 18th century that "Jesus was a solar myth derived from Krishna' of Hindu mythology."

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Mahatma Gandhi's Autobiography: The Story Of My Experiments

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These were Krishna, the hero of the Mahabharata, who also begins to appear in his pastoral aspect as the cowherd and flute player, and the divine boar (Varaha), of whom several impressive images survive from the Gupta period. The most significant difference from Samkhya is that the Yoga school not only incorporates the concept of Ishvara (a personal God) into its metaphysical worldview but also that it holds Ishvara as the ideal upon which to meditate. That alcohol has a potential down side, no one, even those who drink it regularly, would dispute.

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My God

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Six puranas addressed to Lord Vishnu are 1-Vishnu Purana 2-Narada Purana 3-Srimad Bhavata Purana 4-Garuda Purna 5-Padma Purana 6-Varaha Purana. The main portion of the Veda (which the term “Veda” most properly refers to) consists of mantras, or sacred chants and incantations. Although the Mahabharata teaches about ‘ahimsa’ and it being the highest dharma, the Bhagavad Gita says that it is okay to use violence in the face of evil. Hinduism is a major religion in India and, according to a 2001 census, Hinduism was followed by around 80.5% of the country's population of 1.21 billion (2012 estimate) (960 million adherents).

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