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    john Mulligan July 13, 2015 10:13 pm 

    Lest we forget Gandhi also thought violence was a beautiful thing, more specifically terrorism against Indians.

  2. Gerard Hales November 17, 2014 8:05 am 

    “Poverty is the worst form of violence”..Mahatma Gandhi..(An editing facility would be nice!). regards G

    P.S Tautology? See above…

  3. Gerard Hales November 17, 2014 7:58 am 

    Apologies (although tautologically speaking…..!?) If; “Povert is the worst form of violence*, how does this equate with Gandhi’s “support” for the caste system? One things has always struck me about Attenborough’s portrayal of Gandhi..that the depiction was one of a man on a “journey”..I’m minded to quote Christian scripture; “first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”…
    but then I have also said; “Utilising historical evidence of environmental, ecological and sociological change and comparing the resulting information to epidemiological evidence of the density of (and disease frequency within), the coincident human population convinces one that “civilisation” has had very little to do with human evolution. This does not mean that (to paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi), “civilisation would (not), be a good idea”, in The West (or anywhere else), if it was practised given the understanding that the notion is not the “be all and end all” of political, sociological or cultural evolution. It seems that “civilisation” is a function of the human evolutionary process not the process itself!”
    I was told that The Mahatma: “slept between two women as part of his Sadhana” (paraphrased from), Muz Murray “Sharing the Quest” (Element Books), a good read (go to: http://gkhales.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/this-is-no-parliament.html )

    *If so does it not follow that: “isolation is the worst form of torture”?

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