His life inspired others like Martin Luther King Jr to employ non-violence in fighting for civil rights. Gandhiji would, therefore, suggest that they should act as trustees of wealth and use the bulk of their extra earning for the good of the community. The United Nations announced October 2 as the day of internati-onal day of Ahimsa. Possession of things, which are not needed is a sign of lack of faith in God. He was a celebrity who was recognized worldwide and yet remaining unaffected from the limelight he lived a life of an ascetic. Instead, he decided that adopting a nonviolent approach would be much more effective.
In each book, we study 10 influential leaders in Business, Military, Politics and Sports. School and Junior College, Chennai Love for peace Many people struggled for Indian independence and many people lost their lives during the freedom movement. A true satyagrahi must render bread labour. Gandhi shaped a new political tool for the masses, non-violent resistance Satyagraha. Strength does not come from physical capacity. What have you done lately in order to become a better leader? He should have faith in divine justice. Stealing or thieving according to Gandhiji is not merely taking away what belongs to somebody else but it also implies not to accept anything beyond one's needs, improper collection of wealth and multiplication of one's wants.
He was also very responsible for his actions. Leaders need to be able to be a source of inspiration, and be a motivator towards the required action or cause. He was the Martyr of the Nation since 1948. According to him acquisition of any thing beyond one's need is a theft. People who came in contact with him felt his positive energy. He was married to Kasturba and had four children all sons. He is a great statesman and a man of vision.
Fasting is to be distinguished from hunger strike. All the quotes after headings are by Mahatma Gandhi: 1. He failed but he learned from it and achieved success. Gandhiji was, however, not against marriage. The vow demands capacity to keep pure even amidst all sorts of temptation rather than simply restraining from sex. A regular traitor of his country.
Mahatma is made up of two Hindi words Mahan- Aātma; meaning great soul. In the life of Gandhi family, religion played a great part. He never gave up and he never lost hope, even when his struggle met with failure. He was fearless in speaking the truth and he practised non-violent methods to put across his point of view. He was said to have live in South Africa before returning to India and was known to have given help to the poor and needy. But the fact is, at that time, he was the only person hugely photographed.
In South Africa, one experience changed the course of his life. Retrieved 25 March 2015 from Morowitz, N. It means that if villages live in prosperity with adequate agriculture and irrigation, the village would flourish as if god himself was ruling the village. He chose a unique style of dressing that was indigenous to India. Due to the customs of the region at that time, at age 13 he was married to a 14-year-old girl. He laid great emphasis on banishing untouchability, promoting Hindu-Muslim unity, promoting literacy and in the development of a great nation —India.
As a law student in London, he saved money by walking as many as eight to ten miles a day. He was traveling in a train with a first-class ticket, and he was turned out of his compartment to make way for a white passenger. Brave and confident I am inspired by Gandhi as he was a brave and confident person who followed the path of non-violence ahimsa. He led and did not micromanage people. The core of his vision for the people of India was contained in his concept of Swaraj, the fountainhead from which the whole range of the concepts of Gandhian philosophy flow.
He always called truth as his most powerful weapon. His concept of freedom was self-rule, i. Lenin's main idea was power. Africa and Adolfo Perez Esquivel Argentina have acknowledged the fact that they were influenced by the philosophy of Gandhi. This slow pace of his march also allowed him time to stop in each village along the way and listen to what the villagers had to say and treated each of them as an individual, valuing what they had to say. To protest against the British monopoly of salt, he organized a 388-kilometer march to the sea at Dandi, Gujarat to make salt himself. Gandhi threw himself in the struggle to heal the breach between the two communities.