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Are thinking and preachings of Mahatma Gandhi relevant today ?

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Asked by bradma, 10 Jul '11 08:17 pm
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Indeed. But one has to actually understand the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi , and NOT rely on Rajkumar Hirani to decide what Gandhi's preachings actually were.
Answered by RAJAN MHAMAI, 11 Jul '11 02:24 am

 
  
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If you mean fighting any injustice by adopting non-violence, yes. It has been relevant all these years, is relevant today and will always remain relevant.
India got independence, the black people in America got equal rights in the non-violent fight led by Rev. Martin Luther, the people of South Africa under the leadership of Madiba Nelson Mandela won the fight against apartheid and now Anna Hazare is going to win our fight for Lokpal bill against corruption.
Wherever violence has been adopted, there has been lot of bloodshed.
Answered by Francisco, 10 Jul '11 08:27 pm

 
  
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Why this question comes to mind at all?? It is really pity on the mentality of the people who have negative view on this.They reall do not know any thing on this subject but make a comment as they know everything.Here we are talking about Gandhian thought and philosophy behind this.Gandhian thought and preaching are univerasal ie relevant for all the time and all the places.Even it talks beyond beyond what ever was done by Ram and Krishna ie Non-Violence.Even Ram and Krishna had to use weapon to kill the persons while Gandhi Ji's philosophy was not to kill the person but to remove the evils in him.No one has ever talked and adopted in his/her life.This is the only way for peace in the whole world,country,society and family.Therefore Mahatma's thinking and preaching was,is and always will remain relevant.
Answered by M Singh, 11 Jul '11 05:25 am

 
  
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If not all ,at least most of them will be relevant always
Answered by krish, 10 Jul '11 11:55 pm

 
  
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Yes, those are all-time relevant...!
Answered by Dil Se, 10 Jul '11 10:33 pm

 
  
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NO, not at all ! Mahatma Gandhi was basically a strategist, not a seer or thinker to conceive universal teachings ! His victory over British was mainly because he exposed the hypocritical dual image of Englishman. They wanted to be seen a just, liberal,refined gentlemen and at the same time pursue their colonial exploitation the world over!
Gandhi won only because they were reluctant to shed their gentlemen image, otherwise Gandhi wud have been shot down much before he became a leader !
Do u think AHIMSA wud have worked against Hitler or Stalin or Edi-amen or the present Chinese leadership? Never ! Many of his ideals have done immense damage to this country !
Answered by Shunmugham, 10 Jul '11 09:19 pm

 
  
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It's like asking whether Newton's law has any value today ? ? .... his whole life is itself a message with his simple living and high thinking ..he strongly believed that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. His philosophy" there is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed. .... is an eye opener for this selfish world.....his moto "To give service to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer " gives us a real meaning of prayer ... and most importantly his message "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. " is applicable to our all sphere of life ....he was always open to change with his non - violence and with message of universal brotherhood and may be few of us criticizing just for criticizing sake with our closed mind
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 10 Jul '11 09:05 pm

 
  
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If you read indian history very correctly you will find that mahatma gandhi was against partition of india and even offer was made for offering primerministership to liaquat ali khan ,but shri jinnah was admant on pakistan,when other congress leader tried to make agree to partitiongandhi i am drinking last glass of poison,netaji subhashchandra bose whose azad hind fauj got deferated due to recverses of japanese army also did not wanted partition had he been successful,another grave mistake made by our great barrister leader appears to be formuale for transfer of hidu,muslim population in partitioned india,such a mass scale of transfer of poulation was never anticipated and whatever advantage of bloodless revolution got nullified by mass murders in riots.,in mahabharta also at the end there was a war to settle the issue.Unarmed god directed mahabharata war to kill all those who supported all evils,god said when saree of helpless woman was unwinded by dushana,those big warriors like bhis ...more
Answered by Harsh Mehta, 10 Jul '11 09:05 pm

 
  
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To some extent.
Answered by mandook, 10 Jul '11 08:20 pm

 
  
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It could be relevant - IF every one practices them sincerely.
Answered by S. Ramesh, 10 Jul '11 08:19 pm

 
  
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