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Mahatma Gandhi said...''Non-violence is the weapon for the brave''.....how far do u think it is applicable in today's context...?

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Asked by minati vishwakarma, 16 Aug '09 12:01 pm
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This is an all time truism. This is a weapon for the human beings to be practiced upon human beings. Its efficacy and efficiency does not diminish with time. It is applicable for all times and in all contexts. Only it takes a longer time to bring around rogues to understand the true value of humanity through this weapon.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 16 Aug '09 12:06 pm

 
  
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Monsieur Eiffel hated the Eiffel Tower. He held the public and media to blame, because people thought that was the only thing that the genius ever created with got him his fame......
Likewise, unfortunately, what is quoted about the Mahatma's thoughts on non-violence is just snippets. His real thoughts on application of non-violence always go unrepeated.
When rumours about the treatment of Jews by Nazis started coming, long before the holocaust or the final solution became known to the world at large, the Mahatma opined that the Jews in Germany and occupied Europe should commit mass suicide, which was severely criticized by the media then, but apologised for later. Mahatma explained that non-violent struggle will NOT work against a demonic rule that was Nazi Germany at that time. This, according to the scriptures, is the worst sort of violence one can commit, even worse than murder sometimes. Gandhiji explained that he suggested this way to really rouse the world opinion against th ...more
Answered by Satish Kamath, 16 Aug '09 11:47 pm

 
  
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Gandhi also said that "He would prefer Violence over Cowardice, if time demands". His non violent methods compelled his opponents to turn back in frustration. And he proved it everytime he adopted those methods. If Violence is a weapon of the Brave, why do you see the failure of all the Violent movements in Shri Lanka, Palestine, J&K. They are doing it since more than 5 decades, without any result. All the leaders in violent movements had to put down their weapons in the end.
Answered by subhash tiwari, 17 Aug '09 03:18 pm

 
  
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This applies only when you are dealing with the Human beings and not with those who have no respects for human lives and are fanatics to the core. . Make sure that the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi don`t make you a coward,
Answered by santosh kumar, 16 Aug '09 12:13 pm

 
  
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For instant result Dimond cuts Dimond .....
Answered by pradeep mishra, 16 Aug '09 12:05 pm

 
  
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For apply his teaching we should have a mind to accept it. not now earlier also people rejected it. now a days we are longing for non violance
Answered by Kurian Chacko, 16 Aug '09 12:03 pm

 
  
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You will be on the streets where no one will bother you.
Answered by darna kyon, 16 Aug '09 12:03 pm

 
  
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Not possible, bcoz we dont have another gandhi,to prove his statement
Answered by anushka desai, 16 Aug '09 12:09 pm

 
  
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Its always true.
Answered by Tushar Kher, 16 Aug '09 12:06 pm

 
  
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To understand how applicable this statement is today, it is useful to look at the context Gandhi was in at time he said it. Gandhi visited the Pathan Frontier soon after he launched the Salt Satyagraha, to see Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan. Khan was leading the world's first non-violent army, the Khudai Khidmatgars (KK). Members of the KK had been subjected to mass shootings, bombing, being charged by horses and automobiles, poisonings and castrations. Despite all this, they did not retreat or retaliate. And, though the showed great courage, some said a Pathan man is not fully dressed without a gun and a knife. During his visit Gandhi responded to this criticism. In the presence of many armed Pathans, he asked "Are you afraid?". When they answered in the negative, he challenged them, "Why else would you be carrying guns?". Gandhi said "I have taught myself not to be afraid of anyone, that is why I am unarmed. This is what ahimsa means." Gandhi said the KK are a perfect example of what he mea ...more
Answered by Otto Fox, 28 Mar '10 11:50 pm

 
  
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