Opinoin about non violence

India
December 14, 2006 5:57am CST
Gandhiji lead a life of non violence. Do you think non violence can always fullfill our aim?
3 responses
@Atlyas (455)
• India
14 Dec 06
Non violence leads to peaceful life, but we should keep prostesting for our rights if necesary in democratic ways, and not by resorting to violent means.
@raghwagh (1528)
• India
14 Dec 06
I respect Gandhijis views but to some extend only.His pricipal of non voilence is not applicable to all cases.Eg. if a person has kept his knife on your throat and as per gandhijis ahminsa wo do nothing and let him do what he want then I think we are fools.So these views dont fit good in all the situations.This is my personnel view.
@sureshmoe (974)
• India
14 Dec 06
Yes...i accept...here i can say about the non-violence... Nonviolence (or non-violence) is a moral philosophy that rejects the use of violence in efforts to attain social or political change, and proclaims others means such as disobedience or the power of persuasion. While frequently used as a synonym for pacifism, since the mid 20th century the term nonviolence has come to embody a diversity of techniques for waging for social change without the use of violence, as well as the underlying political and philosophical rationale for the use of these techniques. As a technique for social struggle, disobedience associated with nonviolence often refers to the campaign for Indian independence led by Mohandas Gandhi, and to the struggle to attain civil rights for African Americans, led by Martin Luther King. The former was influenced by Leo Tolstoy's Christian anarchism ideas of nonresistance based on the Sermon on the Mount. On November 10th, 1998, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the first decade of the 21st century and the third millennium, the years 2001 to 2010, as the International Decade for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World. Organizations promoting nonviolence:::: Albert Einstein Institution Christian Peacemaker Teams Educators for Nonviolence Fellowship of Reconciliation Humanist Movement International Center on Nonviolent Conflict International Coalition for the Decade of a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence International People's Initiative for Departments of Peace Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (Yasin Malik) Nonviolence International Pax Christi The Peace Alliance Campaign for a US Department of Peace Peace churches Peaceworkers UK British NGO providing training for potential peaceworkers in nonviolent, civilian techniques of conflict transformation Shahmai Network Soulforce United States Institute of Peace