What would Gandhi say about violence?

What would Gandhi say about violence?

“My non-violence does not admit of running away from danger and leaving dear ones unprotected. Between violence and cowardly flight, I can only prefer violence to cowardice,” he said in 1924. And this is what Gandhi said in 1939, as the struggle was peaking: “For I cannot in any case tolerate cowardice.

When there is only a choice between cowardice and violence I would advise violence?

Violence the Choice I do believe that, where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence… I would rather have India resort to arms in order to defend her honour than that she should, in a cowardly manner, become or remain a helpless witness to her own dishonor.

How does Gandhi establish that nonviolence is superior to violence?

Gandhi took the religious principle of ahimsa (doing no harm) common to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism and turned it into a non-violent tool for mass action. He used it to fight not only colonial rule but social evils such as racial discrimination and untouchability as well.

Why does Gandhi fear that non-violence may fail due to poverty of response?

It may come from the belief that hurting people, animals and/or the environment is unnecessary to achieve an outcome and it may refer to a general philosophy of abstention from violence. It may be based on moral, religious, or spiritual principles, but also the reasons for it may be purely strategic or pragmatic.

Why is non violence successful?

Nonviolence is a force for transformation, justice, and the well-being of all that is neither violent nor passive. It is a powerful method for challenging and overcoming violence without using violence; for creatively transforming and resolving conflict; and for fostering just and peaceful alternatives.

What are the essentials of non violence?

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.

What is difference between violence and nonviolence?

As nouns the difference between violence and nonviolence is that violence is extreme force while nonviolence is a philosophy that rejects the use of violence, and instead seeks to bring about change through peaceful responses even to violent acts.

What does non violence teach us?

Non-violence is the personal practice of being harmless to self and others under every condition. Gandhi spread the non-violence through movements and writings. He taught that one must abstain from violence to attain Nirvana. The term non-violence is often linked with or used as a synonym for peace.

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