There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
13 Jan 07
i really appreciate. but do you think that western civilisation means speeding up lifestyles only ? i am not here to endorse MG, but, does western culture means progress without self entertainment ?? is moderanisation synonymous to losing one's self and his priority ?? modernisation and advancement in technology are always desirable but not at the cost of let going one's values and principles. thank you
13 Jan 07
Values and principles are supposedly the spiritual and ethical basis of a real civilization. Modernization is a methodology without a product in terms of producing either, relative to the needs of humanity. In Western civilization, a vacuum of values and a paucity of principles has led to a pretty inept society with a lot of social issues that could be completely eradicated by them. The speed is such that the social values are having a hard time keeping up with the degree of change. I think the working equation here is that if you modernize the physical realities, the mindset of the society has to be able to adapt.
31 Jan 07
i really appreciate. gandhiji may be a debatable figure and his moves have been criticised bitterly now and then but that is some other issue altogether. we cannot but accept that fact that with a single piece of white loin and a stick in his hand he was never short of modern outlook. thank you for sharing * i wanted to mark you best, but it was a comment and not a response.
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16 Feb 07
Life is so much more that attaining goals. It is the journey. The sum of all your experiences. Finding love and sharing is true growth. Searching for the next kind thing, the next piece of information, the next whatever to carry you through to completion. Mahatma was a great person and wish I knew more of this special person.
17 Feb 07
that's is great willowlady. you are absolutely right, life is indeed a journey. mahatma (great soul), a title confered upon him by rabindranath tagore, the nobel laureate, was a great leader and the father of our nation (India). with all stark criticisms he stands out with him policiy of non-violence and non-co operation. thanx so much for details visit: http://www.mkgandhi.org/