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 Post subject: Mohandas K. Gandhi
PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:27 pm 
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The Man who changed the outlook of War, Mahatma Gandhi.

"For a bowl of water give a goodly meal;
For a kindly greeting bow thou down with zeal;

For a simple penny pay thou back with gold;

If thy life be rescued, life do not withhold.

Thus the words and actions of the wise regard;

Every little service tenfold they reward.

But the truly noble know all men as one,

And return with gladness good for evil done."
--Mohandas K. Gandhi

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:49 am 
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"Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress,
Gandhi is inescapable.
He lived, thought and acted,
inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward
a world of peace and harmony.
We may ignore Gandhi at our own risk."

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


A website that has some brief story on him:-


http://www.engagedpage.com/gandhi.html

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Love that statement from MLK... thanks.

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Gandhi Maharaj

We who follow Gandhi Maharaja's lead
have one thing in common among us:
we never fill our purses with spoils from the poor
nor bend our knees to the rich.

When they come bullying us
with raised fist and menacing stick,
we smile to them, and say:
your reddening stare
may startle babies out of sleep
but how frighten those who refuse to fear?

Our speeches are straight and simple,
no diplomatic turns to twist their meaning;
confounding penal code
they guide with perfect ease the pilgrims
to the border of jail.

And when these crowd the path to the prison gate
their stains of insult are washed clean,
their age-long shackles drop to the dust,
and on their forehead are stamped
Gandhiji's blessings.


15 February 1940,By Rabindranath Tagore

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Quote:
straight and simple,


indeed..... this speaker/author has aptly and plainly described an element of passive/peaceful resistance.

Now what can you tell us about Rabindranath Tagore?

By the way... thanks again, for adding to our store of knowledge.

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Greatest writer in modern Indian literature, Bengali poet, novelist, educator, and an early advocate of Independence for India. Tagaore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Two years later he was awarded the knighthood, but he surrendered it in 1919 as a protest against the Massacre of Amritsar, where British troops killed some 400 Indian demonstrators. Tagore's influence over Gandhi and the founders of modern India was enormous, but his reputation in the West as a mystic has perhaps mislead his Western readers to ignore his role as a reformer and critic of colonialism.
"When one knows thee, then alien there is none, then no door is shut. Oh, grant me my prayer that I may never lose touch of the one in the play of the many."

A site that has little info on him
http://www.questia.com/Index.jsp?CRID=rabindranath_tagore&OFFID=se1

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More on Rabindranath Tagore [He wrote the Indian National Anthem too]

http://www.nobel.se/literature/laureates/1913/

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"We must become the change we want to see in the world."
---Mahatma Gandhi

"What you do is of little significance, but it is very important that you do it."
----Mahatma Gandhi

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"Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever" -Gandhi

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In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness
--Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

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"Don't listen to friends when the Friend inside you says 'Do this.' "

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

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"Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man." 8) [/b]

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"An eye for an eye, would leave the country blind"... M. K Gandhi

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This is really cool. Lately i've gained quite a keen interest in Ghandi and his teachings. There's a quote by him that is my favorite quote of all:
"While everything around me is ever changing, ever dying, there is underlying that change, a living power that is changeless, that holds all things together. That creates, dissolves and recreates. For i can see in the midst of death, life persists, and in the midst of untruth, truth persists, and in the midst of darkness, light persists."

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Gotta comment on the statement by Martin Luther King too. Pretty powerful stuff. Strange enough i believe that these too people Ghandi and King are two of the most inpiring people to me.

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