Speeches, Interviews and Talks.
Mahatma (Mohandas Karamchand) Gandhi entered the world in Porbandar, India in 1869 and departed in 1948 when he was shot in New Delhi, India.
He was a pre-eminent political and ideological leader in India during the Indian Independence Movement. During these years, he encouraged non-violent resistance to British rule and oppression through mass civil disobedience. He would objectively criticise both the actions of the British Authorities and any retaliatory violence of the Indian people. He considered that all violence was evil and could not be justified.
His approach of ‘non-violent activism’ and peaceful protests is one of the key reasons he became internationally admired and respected.
Gandhi also dedicated his life to discovering truth, or Satya. He tried to achieve this by learning from his own mistakes and conducting experiments on himself. He called his autobiography ‘The Story of My Experiments with Truth’.
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
“Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”
“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”
When asked what he thought of ‘Western civilization’ he responded, “I think it would be a good idea.”
From the Movie ‘Gandhi’
Rare footage of him speaking in person
Documentary about his life
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