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Transcript of Gandhi Worldview
- Raised a Hindu, but always in search for truth and God
- After traveling West for a degree, he broadened his worldview
- Combined his beliefs in Hinduism with other religions
- Never lose individual self
- Goal: Fully realize our goodness and control our consciousness to achieve our destiny Mahatma Gandhi - Called Bapu (Father of the Nation)
- His nonviolent resistance methods were used by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his fight during the American civil Rights Movement
- UNESCO is planning to establish the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development in New Delhi CWV-101 (8)
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- Corey Wilder Mohandas Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India Nature of God 1869 - October 2, Mohandas Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India. When he was seven years old, he moved with his family to Rajkot, India. 1883 - Gandhi gets married at the age of thirteen to Kasturba Makanji 1888 - Gandhi sails to England so that he can study law and three years later, he returns to India and begins to practice law 1893 - Gandhi accepts a job in South Africa and decides to open a law office in Johannesburg 1906 - Gandhi organizes his first protest against anti-Indian laws in South Africa and due to this protest, he is imprisoned. 1915 - Gandhi returns to India and after a big trial, he is sentenced to six years in prison 1942 - Gandhi begins the nationwide "Quit India" movement. Later in the year 1947 India gets its independence from England 1948 - On January 30, Gandhi is killed at a prayer meeting in Dehli -Led India in its nonviolent fight for independence from Great Britain
-Organized the Great Salt March to protest against Britain’s economic foothold over India
-Went on a hunger strike for 40-45 days to promote peace and freedom while in prison -Gandhi married his wife at the age of 13
-He conquered his selfish nature by:
- making a vow of celibacy in his marriage
- requiring his married followers to do the same
- sleeping naked with young Hindu girls to test his will power
- Writing: Parents should seek to make their children self-reliant. From Gandhi: "Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man."
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history"
"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent." “Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.”
“Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.” Aktürk, . (2008). The origins of Gandhi’s emergence as a world historical figure.
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Gandhi, M. (n.d.). Epigrams from Gandhiji. Retrieved from http://mkgandhi.org/
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Mahatma Gandhi quotes. (2013). BrainyQuote.com. Retrieved from http://www.
com/quotes/authors/m/mahatma_gandhi_2.html#wuHlJ4QR0y3Thwbp.99 Writings God is not a Power residing in the clouds. He is an unseen Power residing within us and nearer to us than finger nails to the flesh.
I am endeavoring to see God through service of humanity; for I know that God is neither in heaven, nor down below, but in everyone.
God is wholly good. There is no evil in Him. God made man in His own image. Evolve both physically and spiritually Evolve both physically and spiritually Experience of oneness and unity of all life