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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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Comment by Eva on May 25, 2013 at 7:17pm

Sabarmati Ashram, Gujarati also known as Gandhi Ashram or Satyagraha Ashram located in Ahmedabad.

Comment by Shrivastava Omprakash on October 3, 2012 at 12:39pm

Comment by Béatrice LATEUR LACROIX on September 20, 2012 at 7:47pm

" Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." (Gandhi)

Love and Peace for all Beings

Comment by Eva on March 18, 2012 at 8:14pm

 

 

Mahatma Gandhi, Nayrhu of India, and Gen Aung San of Burma.

 

Comment by Béatrice LATEUR LACROIX on September 15, 2011 at 11:01am

 

Love and Peace for all Beings

Comment by Eva on June 11, 2011 at 8:14pm

 

Think different

 

 

"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify and vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as crazy, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

 

Comment by Béatrice LATEUR LACROIX on June 11, 2011 at 11:45am
Compassion, Love and Peace are out "tools" to change the human behavior in our real Beings : Pure Love.
Comment by Iraja on February 5, 2011 at 10:47am
I love that this group exists! I have been a follower of Gandhi for years. I look forward to reading your posts.
Comment by Dr. Sohiniben Shukla on January 4, 2011 at 10:56pm

Dear Eva,

Mahatma gandhi was a Warrior and the instrument was just peace with out any weapon.

SohiniBen.

Comment by MEDARD DU ROCHER - BOPE on December 13, 2010 at 9:56am

thank you very much for your invitation.

 

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NOT WAR
GENEROSITY
NOT GREED
EMPATHY
NOT HATE
CREATIVITY
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EVERYBODY
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