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Nonviolence, Peace and Tolerance. One of the best ways to remember Gandhi's memory is what Gandhi himself said: "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

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The word Mahatma means great soul. This name was not given Gandhi at birth by his parents, but many years later by the Indian people when they discovered they had a Mahatma in their midst.

Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat, a small state in western India. He was named Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The word Gandhi means grocer, and generations earlier that had been the family occupation. But Gandhi's grandfather, father, and uncle had served as prime ministers to the princes of Porbandar and other tiny Indian states, and though lower caste, the Gandhis were middle-class, cultured, and deeply religious Hindus.

On January 30th 1948, he was assassinated in Delhi by a Hindu fanatic.

Raj Ghat, Delhi is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi that marks the spot of his cremation

Gandhi's ashes at Aga Khan Palace (Pune, India)

"Peace is a friendly open hand
Peace is a place to understand
Because of peace we negotiate
Peace is the only end to all our hates"

- Gandhi

Documentary, 44min 14sec, Colour & B/W, 1997

His pacifist philosophy brought one of the world's great powers to its knees. He proved that violence is not the only road to change.

Mahatma Gandhi's life was a study in contrast and paradox. He saw himself as doing God's work, yet recognized only personal conscience as the highest authority. He was a charismatic leader of millions who confounded intellectuals. He took a vow of abstinence, but in old age welcomed young women into his bed! BIOGRAPHY® profiles the small man who took a great nation on his shoulders and changed the world. Trace his rise to power and fearless campaign of truth, non-violence and non-cooperation with injustice that defeated the British Empire. Biographers offer insight into his surprising personal life, while historians explore his remarkable accomplishments. Hear from his grandson, Arun Gandhi, and, in a rare interview, the Dalai Lama reflects on Gandhi's incredible life and enduring legacy.

From the formation of his philosophy to changing the face of the world, this is the complete saga of the Pilgrim of Peace Mahatma Gandhi.



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Peter Rühe’s Gandhi Collection

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MAHATMA - LIFE OF GANDHI 1869-1948 (abridged, 2hrs 15min)

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Speech by GANDHI London 1931

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Mahatma Gandhi : Film : MAHATMA - Life of Gandhi, 1869-1948 (5hrs 10min)

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Gandhi and "The Bhagavad Gita"

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Comment by Eva Libre on December 28, 2018 at 5:02am

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Gandhi crowd

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M.K. Gandhi

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Gandhi sculpture by Kantibhai Patel

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The definitive documentary audio visual show on the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi - now also on YouTube!

Please watch, share, and comment, ... THANK YOU!

Comment by Stephen Quinto on November 3, 2018 at 10:24am

He appeared to us for ever with LovingKindness....  yet left in a moment of violence. And so these moments have strung their shadow across the face of the earth ....and now, finally, have nowhere else to go....  so, then, we take leave of our beloved brother, father ...if only to remember him again ...and again

Comment by Nada Jung on October 20, 2018 at 12:36pm

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar inaugurates the photo exhibition MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE about the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi on 2 Oct 2018 at the Art of Living International Centre, Bangalore:
 
https://www.mahatmabook.com/exhibition/

On the same occassion he also launched a book with the same title, published by GandhiServe India:
 
https://www.gandhiserve.net/gandhiserve-s…/…/gs-10-202-901/… 
 
Left: Prasun Agarwal (half-covered); Frank Straub

Right: Peter Rühe (with microphone)

Comment by Eva Libre on April 8, 2018 at 11:09pm

Tonight I saw "Gandhi", a 3-hour movie. I enjoyed it very much and was deeply impressed.

Gandhi is a 1982 British-Indian epic historical drama film based on the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom's rule of the country during the 20th century. Gandhi was written by John Briley and produced and directed by Richard Attenborough. It stars Ben Kingsley in the title role.

The film covers Gandhi's life from a defining moment in 1893, as he is thrown off a South African train for being in a whites-only compartment, and concludes with his assassination and funeral in 1948. Although a practising Hindu, Gandhi's embracing of other faiths, particularly Christianity and Islam, is also depicted.

 

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"PEACE
NOT WAR
GENEROSITY
NOT GREED
EMPATHY
NOT HATE
CREATIVITY
NOT DESTRUCTION
EVERYBODY
NOT JUST US"

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