This volume focuses on Gandhi s vision of Satyagraha, whereby one appeals to reason and conscience, and puts an end to evil by converting the evil doer The book begins with an explanation of Satyagraha, and proceeds with detailed discussions of the self training and courage necessary for Satyagraha.
Non Violent Resistance Satyagraha This volume focuses on Gandhi s vision of Satyagraha whereby one appeals to reason and conscience and puts an end to evil by converting the evil doer The book begins with an explanation of Satyagrah
This book changed how I thought about everything I read one section, closed the book, and thought about it for two or three days before continuing on Ganghi s perspectives on the importance of non violence, and it s ultimate effect on India and perhaps the entire world are worth pondering This book inspired me to read about Gandhi and his philosophies, shifting me from a passive believer in non violence to ardently seeking to understand the principles.
One of the most important books I ve read in my life I m a better person for having read it and having begun to practice it in small ways.
Non violent resistance implies the very opposite of weakness Defiance combined with non retaliatory acceptance of repression from one s opponents is active, not passive It requires strength, and there is nothing automatic or intuitive about the resoluteness required for using non violent methods in political struggle and the quest for Truth In the secret of my heart I am in perpetual quarrel with God that He should allow such things as the war to go on My non violence seems almost impotent But t [...]
Now with everything that is happening the Arab Spring, the Wall Street Occupation, the World Revolution in general, I find reading Gandhi s Satyagraha extremely crucial for the peoples to make sure that everything goes for the betterment of humanity What is really amazing about this book, and I consider it a political one, is that it s mainly dedicated for spirituality This makes perfect sense If you are not pure in the soul you cannot really adopt the method of non violent resistance effectivel [...]
Mohandes Gandhi, a men who choose non violent against unarmed, was died in 1948 Everyone remember him as an activist non war He dedicated his life for humanity, freedom, and peacefullness.A war just broke an humanity for social life No one like attack by another, no one want kill another even with the gun.As long as the resistance he did, Gandhi never distinguish peoples s religion, difference skin, and their nation We know that Gandhi was the only one man who againts invaders with fasting He wi [...]
This is an amazing book In it Gandhi presents a logical arguement for the practicality of non violent warfare Waging war using civility, strikes, civil disobediance Gandhi aims to make citizens grasp the power that they already have The power to shut down an ecomony in one day.The power to take the higher ground, to highlight the injustice of their enemy without humiliating them, thus allowing the enemy ego room to shift their position, to change their hearts and minds Gandhi loved his enemies, [...]
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Ho dato a questo libro tre stelline non per le parole di Gandhi ovviamente ma per il saggio iniziale che stava per farmi desistere dal leggere fino in fondo e per il modo in cui sono stati raggruppati i vari testi Tutto questo ha reso la lettura noiosa e pesante
I am not neccesarily saying that my mind is on the same plain as that of Mohandas Gandhi s, but when reading certain passages from this book I felt as though I was reading my own words To feel as though an individual like Gandhi agrees with me regarding princ ples ,on which I previously felt alone, is comforting That being sa d, I am hard pressed to invision a person who would not find great insight, or at least food for thought and lots of it , in this text Of course, we generally acknowledge t [...]
This book changed my thought, I was read it trough the green movement uprising in Iran on June September 2009, This book inspired me to do a non violent resistance because it is opposite of weakness nad Defiance combined with non retaliatory acceptance of repression from one s opponents requires strength, intuitive, resoluteness required for using non violent methods in political struggle and the quest for Truthn violence resistance requires restraint on the associates It also needs an adversary [...]
I just finished reading The Essential Gandhi, so my rating is affected by a comparison with that book which, I think, is far better.The selections in this collection of writings is just as meaningful and important, but it s confusing, because it incorporates writings from people other than Gandhi and it was not always very clear whose words I was reading The writings also seemed a bit disjointed and in no particular order Since Gandhi describes Satyagraha as a progressively refined experiment, [...]
Un court condens de plusieurs textes crit par Gandhi, son autobiographie notamment Il y explique ses diff rentes luttes contre son propre corps et ses d sirs Brahmacharya, r gime alimentaire strict mais aussi contre la violence et la folie des hommes apartheid et syst me des castes , notamment en Afrique du Sud o s est forg son principe de la lutte non violente.Tr s utile pour un premier aper u de la mani re de pens e et de la vie de Gandhi Je vous conseille galement le film d Attenborough si vo [...]
Si je ne mets que deux toiles ce livre, ce n est pas cause des propos de Gandhi, mais pour la fa on dont est pr sent e cette dition Ce morcellement de texte, sans r el d veloppement des id es, donne l impression de lire un dictionnaire de citation, ce qui rend la lecture lourde et ennuyeuse Au finale ce livre ravira surement ceux qui veulent se donner bonne conscience en lisant Gandhi , sans avoir faire le moindre effort pour plonger r ellement dans la pens e de cet hommePour ma part je trouve q [...]
I found this book very interesting and thought provoking As a collection of various writing and speech, it is often disjointed, and would have benefited from some additional context from the editors an updated edition could greatly assist for the modern reader , but this is a very high four star rating from me if you want to understand Satyagraha, this book explores the topic from many facets, and is a fascinating read.
This is the third time I m using this book for class Anyone interested in Gandhi s philosophy of Satyagraha and the application of his philosophy needs to read this book This is not a book to skim, but one to read with full attention Many chapters are short, so one chapter a day as a meditation style reading would be doable.
Una lectura refrescante y retadora Gandhi hablaba de un socialismo enfocado en el ser humano, en la convivencia y la justicia M s que eso, hablaba de valores que no se confunden con las etiquetas, que principios que no se doblan con la militancia o la coyuntura Incre blemente actual.
Ce livre est en fait un r sum d autres oeuvres majeures sur la vie de Gandhi Condens et bien fait, il pr sente la philosophie et les id es de ce grand homme Un livre qui fait beaucoup r fl chir et qui faut vraiment la peine d tre lu Un incontournable
Satyagraha by GandhiBad ass book that led me up a tree.
nice book for present world, I enjoyed reading it
Collage de plusieurs textes de Gandhi qui effleure la philosophie de ce grand homme et le parcours trop sommaire de sa vie Aussi bien lire Cette nuit la libert de Lapierre Collins Vide et plat.
I read it in high school and of course it blew my mind.
New York Public Library listed this book as one of the best books on colonialism and its aftermath of the century.
Still in the first few chapters of this bookI got side tracked by Harry Potteroo
Saggio importante per chiunque voglia un raffronto su come vivere la propria vita
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Si ce n tait pas pour le mauvais ordre, parfois, des quotations a aurait t un 5
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J ai lu sur la vie de Gandhi et c tait mieux Pas beaucoup aim
Tout le monde conna t le nom de Gandhi et a plus ou moins une id e de ce qu il pr nait non violence, je ner Mais je suis certaine que beaucoup, comme moi, ne savent pas pourquoi ni comment Gandhi voyait la soci t actuelle et ce que les hommes pourraient faire pour vivre en harmonie Dans ce cas, lire ce livre est essentiel il ne s agit que d un tout petit recueil de quelques uns de ses textes, mais j ai d j t blouie et fascin e par les id es qui s y retrouvaient Et le mieux, c est que non seuleme [...]
Je ne connaissais pas grand chose de cet homme et je suis contente d avoir pu largir mes connaissances travers ce livre, non seulement sur lui mais sur la vie en g n ral Ce livre est reposant.