Saturday, October 2, 2010

The ideals of Mahatma Gandhi as flashed by me on the f.b. on October 1,2010.

Bishwanath Singh :The grateful nation will celeberate Gandhi Jayant on the 2nd of October to pay our homage to Mahatma Gandhi. Let us have a glimpse of his life!Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who was born on the 2nd of October 1869 and left for heavenly abode on the 30th of January 1948 was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader... of India during the Indian independence movement. He pioneered satyagraha—resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, a philosophy firmly founded upon ahimsa or total nonviolence—which helped India to independence.Gandhi Ji inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi ( a true soul) and in India also as Bapu ( father).. He is officially honored in India as the Father of the Nation where as his birthday the 2nd of October is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.Gandhi first employed non-violent civil disobedience while an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, during the resident Indian community's struggle there for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, he organized protests by peasants, farmers, and urban labourers concerning excessive land-tax and discrimination. After assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns to ease poverty, expand women's rights, build religious and ethnic amity, end untouchability, and increase economic self-reliance. Above all, he aimed to achieve Swaraj or the independence of India from foreign domination. Gandhi famously led his followers in the Non-cooperation movement that protested the British-imposed salt tax with the 400 km Dandi Salt March in 1930. Later, in 1942, he launched the Quit India civil disobedience movement demanding immediate independence for India. Gandhi spent a number of years in jail in both South Africa and India.As a humble practitioner of ahimsa, he swore to speak the truth.Gandhi Ji advocated that others do the same. Gandhi lived modestly in a self-sufficient residential community and wore the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven with yarn he had hand spun himself. He ate simple vegetarian food, experimented for a time with a fruitarian diet, and undertook long fasts as a means of both self-purification and social protest.Let us join all to pay our humble obeisance's to His lotus feet and seek His blis to bestow wisdom & passion on us to carry out Gandhian doctrine very successfully for well-being of all living-being of not only of our motherland but whole of the universe!

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Bishwanath Singh: Let us pay our homage to Bapu and offer our humble obeisance to his lotus feet to seek his bliss to give us wisdom to live in peace with harmony with each other in this universe by following the path of truth & non-violence!
October 1,2010.

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