Concept Of Man According To Gandhi's Concept Of Man

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3. It would be very convenient to analyze the Gandhian concept of man into the following two heads i.e. 1.General nature of man according to Gandhi and 2.Nature of the perfect man according to Gandhi. First of all we shall analyze the general nature of man and then we shall proceed to analyze the nature of the perfect man according to Gandhi. 3. 1. General Nature of Man according to Gandhi Man according to Gandhi is a physical being and at the same times a religious and spiritual being.1 This spiritual aspect of man indicates the becoming nature of man because it is an ever increasing and dynamic aspect. This ever increasing and the dynamic aspect of man is a new aspect that Gandhi emphasized in his philosophy of the nature of man. This dynamic element in the nature of man distinguishes the Gandhian concept of the nature of man from the Indian traditional concept of man that preaches some kind of passivity in the nature of man. Thus, Gandhi conjoined and assimilated the Indian traditional concept of the nature of man and the positive, dynamic ideas of contemporary India and inculcated this concept in his thought, speech and action in the spheres of politics, society, religion, economics and ethics. Thus, Gandhi is concerned both with the being and the becoming aspects/parts of man. So in the following paragraphs we have tried to present the salient feature of the general nature of man. Gandhi’s concept of the general nature of man can be analyzed in the following heads

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