Gandhi’s Satyagraha & Motivations

gandhijiOne way of fighting evil is not to shut it from our senses. Granted, there is so much evil in the world -corruption, nepotism, terrorism, for instance. But it is beyond us to change what is widespread.

None knows how many turns are there on the roads in this world. We have seen even well intentioned people entering politics to cleanse it and getting sucked into its vertex.It is misconception that world was good in the past and it has worsened only now. The world was always the same and will be always so, perhaps.

Nothing is or exists in reality except truth. Satya(truth) have strong roots to hold on. If untruth does not so much as exist, It’s victory is out of the question. And truth being that which is, can never be destroyed.

Non-violence atmosphere creates thousands of flowers of success. It makes every species happy.Also happiness is the way to success.

In Gandhi’s words:

Truth (satya) implies love,

and firmness (agrah)

engenders and therefore

Serves as a synonym for force.

I thus began to call indian

movement satyagrah,that is

to say, the force which is

Born of truth and love or

non violence, and gave up

the use of phrase “passive

resistance”, in connection

with it, so much so that even

in english writing we often

avoided it and used instead

the word “satyagraha” itself

Or some other equivalent

English phrase.

Satyagraha in large -scale conflict

When using satyagraha in a large scale political conflicts involving civil disobedience, Gandhi believed

that the satyagrahis must undergo training to ensure discipline. He wrote that it is ” only when people

cave proved their active loyalty by obeying the many laws of the state that they acquire the right of

civil disobedience”.

Gandhi says:

If I want to deprive you of

your watch, I shall certainly

have to fight for it; if I want to

buy your watch, I shall have

to pay for it; and if I want a

gift I shall have to plead for

It; and, according to the

means I employ, the watch is

stolen property, my own

property, or a donation

Don’t take dreams to become great in the world

                                           take dreams to do something great in the world

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