How Did Gandhi View Non Violence

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Gandhi: A pure heart seeking the truth “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.” When one thinks of Gandhi and his influence in the whole world, not only in India, his method of non-violence is the most important philosophy that he changed from a personal one to a political ideology. Even though he had more than most of the population in India, he did not live a lavish lifestyle. He was rather a humble man, a holy man to most people, that devoted his life to human rights. In a time of chaos for India, and the rest of the world, Gandhi viewed non-violence as a blessing. Gandhi categorized non-violence in two different forms: passive and physical. According to Gandhi, the passive…show more content…
He put great emphasis on non-violence and his life work was built on this concept. Also, he believed that dieting was an important part of self-purification and he was the one that was fasting and living by the religion and Indian traditions. Many people judged him because he was “sleeping” with his nieces, but they failed to realize that this man’s life mission was much greater than hiding his sexual acts. Because he was so honest and so pure it was almost unbelievable of how a man can live such a life, and still right before his assassination he still did not believe that he fulfilled his life mission. He believed that his journey to the truth would help other to self-actualization. After reading how detailed he was in his life experiences I realized that everything he learned he used it as a step to be closer to the Truth. When Gandhi said “Be the change you wish to see in the world”, he started the change from within, and that is what makes him
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