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Gandhi on non-violence : selected texts from Mohandas K. Gandhi's non-violence in peace and war

Author: Gandhi, Mahatma; Thomas Merton
Publisher: New York : New Directions Pub., ©2007. ©1965
Series: New Directions paperbook, 1090.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The basic principles of Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence (ahimsa) and non-violent action (satyagraha) were chosen by Thomas Merton for this compendium in 1965. In his challenging Introduction, Merton emphasizes action rather than pacifism as essential to non-violence, and illustrates how the foundations of Gandhi's universal truths are linked to traditional Hindu Dharma, the Greek philosophers, and the teachings  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948.
Gandhi on non-violence.
New York : New Directions Pub., c2007
(OCoLC)655050273
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gandhi, Mahatma; Thomas Merton
ISBN: 9780811216869 0811216861
OCLC Number: 165956679
Notes: Originally published: New York : New Directions, 1965.
"A New Directions Paperbook."
Description: xviii, 101 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: Gandhi and the one-eyed giant --
Principles of non-violence --
Non-violence: true and false --
The spiritual dimensions of non-violence --
The political scope of non-violence --
The purity of non-violence.
Series Title: New Directions paperbook, 1090.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Thomas Merton ; preface by Mark Kurlansky.
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The basic principles of Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence (ahimsa) and non-violent action (satyagraha) were chosen by Thomas Merton for this compendium in 1965. In his challenging Introduction, Merton emphasizes action rather than pacifism as essential to non-violence, and illustrates how the foundations of Gandhi's universal truths are linked to traditional Hindu Dharma, the Greek philosophers, and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Educated as a Westerner in South Africa, it was Gandhi's desire to end the caste system in India that led him to discover the dynamic power of non-cooperation. Gandhi's politics of spiritual integrity have influenced generations of people around the world, as well as civil rights and political leaders from Martin Luther King, Jr. and Steve Biko to Vaclav Havel and Aung San Suu Kyi. For Gandhi non-violence was also very personal, as Merton observes: "the spirit of non-violence sprang from an inner realization of spiritual unity in himself." Kurlansky's new Preface offers further insight into Gandhi's character as well as the relevance of his ongoing political legacy.

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