why we called "MAHATMA " to MAHATMA GANDHI..?

India
October 4, 2009 11:19am CST
hi..do you know about mahatma gandhi.. and if yes..then do you know this why every person called MAHATMA to mahatma gandhi..and i think..they always fighting for our country..india.. and get freedom...to our country.. Non Violence is their equipment.. so what you say about this..please share your valuable response..
3 responses
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
6 Oct 09
I think first we must get the meaning of mahatma that stands for maha+atma in hindi. that is great soul. and why he is called mahatma. cause he did not live for himself he lived for humanities. he only was not respected by only his followers he was respected by his enemies even. his weapon was to be non-violent. and he convinced millions to be non-violent even if some one is violent in front of them. thats great can you today imagine even someone who can ask you to be non-violent even if some one is going crazy in front of you. its really not. but he was the person. who did this. is not it great. yes it is.
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• India
8 Oct 09
thanx..for response.
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
10 Feb 10
Mahatma means the great soul. and when a soul becomes great, when it has many souls who believe that she is great. mahatma Gandhi never called himself mahatma, we accepted him as mahatma. mahatma Gandhi had a karishma, millions of people were ready to be beaten and not to be violent even by his sayings only. can we imagine this kind of following today for any leader. definitely not. that person only fought for rights with no weapons and no violence. which made him mahatma.
• India
10 Feb 10
Revered in India as the "Faher of the Nation," Mohandas K. Gandhi is also a worldwide icon of non-violent political resistance. He returned to india in 1914 eventually becoming the leader of the Indian National Congress. At the time , India was part of theBritish Empire, and Gandhi urgued non- violence and civil disobedience as a means to independence. He studied law in England. after having higher education he sacrifice his career and luxury to our nation freedom thats why is called Mahatma.