Non-Violent Resistance (Satyagraha)

Non Violent Resistance Satyagraha This volume focuses on Gandhi s vision of Satyagraha whereby one appeals to reason and conscience and puts an end to evil by converting the evil doer The book begins with an explanation of Satyagrah

  • Title: Non-Violent Resistance (Satyagraha)
  • Author: Mahatma Gandhi
  • ISBN: 9780486416069
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
  • This volume focuses on Gandhi s vision of Satyagraha, whereby one appeals to reason and conscience, and puts an end to evil by converting the evil doer The book begins with an explanation of Satyagraha, and proceeds with detailed discussions of the self training and courage necessary for Satyagraha.

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    1. This book changed how I thought about everything. I read one section, closed the book, and thought about it for two or three days before continuing on. Ganghi's perspectives on the importance of non-violence, and it's ultimate effect on India (and perhaps the entire world) are worth pondering. This book inspired me to read more about Gandhi and his philosophies, shifting me from a passive believer in non-violence to ardently seeking to understand the principles.

    2. One of the most important books I've read in my life. I'm a better person for having read it and having begun to practice it in small ways.

    3. Non-violent resistance implies the very opposite of weakness. Defiance combined with non-retaliatory acceptance of repression from one's opponents is active, not passive. It requires strength, and there is nothing automatic or intuitive about the resoluteness required for using non-violent methods in political struggle and the quest for Truth."In the secret of my heart I am in perpetual quarrel with God that He should allow such things [as the war] to go on. My non-violence seems almost impotent [...]

    4. Now with everything that is happening ; the Arab Spring, the Wall Street Occupation, the World Revolution in general, I find reading Gandhi's Satyagraha extremely crucial for the peoples to make sure that everything goes for the betterment of humanity. What is really amazing about this book, and I consider it a political one, is that it's mainly dedicated for spirituality! This makes perfect sense. If you are not pure in the soul you cannot really adopt the method of non-violent resistance effec [...]

    5. Mohandes Gandhi, a men who choose non-violent against unarmed, was died in 1948. Everyone remember him as an activist non-war. He dedicated his life for humanity, freedom, and peacefullness.A war just broke an humanity for social life. No one like attack by another, no one want kill another even with the gun.As long as the resistance he did, Gandhi never distinguish peoples's religion, difference skin, and their nation. We know that Gandhi was the only one man who againts invaders with fasting. [...]

    6. This is an amazing book. In it Gandhi presents a logical arguement for the practicality of non-violent warfare. Waging war using civility, strikes, civil disobediance. Gandhi aims to make citizens grasp the power that they already have. The power to shut down an ecomony in one day.The power to take the higher ground, to highlight the injustice of their enemy without humiliating them, thus allowing the enemy ego room to shift their position, to change their hearts and minds. Gandhi loved his enem [...]

    7. Охренительный, уникальный какой-то человек. Хотя к жене относился хреново. Любил - но по-своему как-то.Еще интересно было почитать про то, что вегетерианство, которое распространилось по Европе - основано на учении какого-то индуиского еретика и дурачка (сам Ганди был вегано [...]

    8. Ho dato a questo libro tre stelline non per le parole di Gandhi ovviamente ma per il saggio iniziale che stava per farmi desistere dal leggere fino in fondo e per il modo in cui sono stati raggruppati i vari testi!Tutto questo ha reso la lettura noiosa e pesante!

    9. I am not neccesarily saying that my mind is on the same plain as that of Mohandas Gandhi´s, but when reading certain passages from this book I felt as though I was reading my own words. To feel as though an individual like Gandhi agrees with me regarding princıples ,on which I previously felt alone, is comforting. That being saıd, I am hard pressed to invision a person who would not find great insight, or at least food for thought (and lots of it), in this text. Of course, we generally acknow [...]

    10. This book changed my thought, I was read it trough the green movement uprising in Iran on June-September 2009, This book inspired me to do a non-violent resistance because it is opposite of weakness nad Defiance combined with non-retaliatory acceptance of repression from one's opponents requires strength, intuitive, resoluteness required for using non-violent methods in political struggle and the quest for Truthn-violence resistance requires restraint on the associates. It also needs an adversar [...]

    11. I just finished reading The Essential Gandhi, so my rating is affected by a comparison with that book which, I think, is far better.The selections in this collection of writings is just as meaningful and important, but it's more confusing, because it incorporates writings from people other than Gandhi and it was not always very clear whose words I was reading. The writings also seemed a bit disjointed and in no particular order. Since Gandhi describes Satyagraha as a progressively more refined e [...]

    12. Un court condensé de plusieurs textes écrit par Gandhi, son autobiographie notamment. Il y explique ses différentes luttes: contre son propre corps et ses désirs (Brahmacharya, régime alimentaire strict) mais aussi contre la violence et la folie des hommes (apartheid et système des castes), notamment en Afrique du Sud où s'est forgé son principe de la lutte non-violente.Très utile pour un premier aperçu de la manière de pensée et de la vie de Gandhi. (Je vous conseille également le [...]

    13. Si je ne mets que deux étoiles à ce livre, ce n'est pas à cause des propos de Gandhi, mais pour la façon dont est présentée cette édition. Ce morcellement de texte, sans réel développement des idées, donne l'impression de lire un dictionnaire de citation, ce qui rend la lecture lourde et ennuyeuse. Au finale ce livre ravira surement ceux qui veulent se donner bonne conscience en "lisant Gandhi", sans avoir à faire le moindre effort pour plonger réellement dans la pensée de cet homme [...]

    14. I found this book very interesting and thought-provoking. As a collection of various writing and speech, it is often disjointed, and would have benefited from some additional context from the editors (an updated edition could greatly assist for the modern reader), but this is a very high four star rating from me - if you want to understand Satyagraha, this book explores the topic from many facets, and is a fascinating read.

    15. This is the third time I'm using this book for class. Anyone interested in Gandhi's philosophy of Satyagraha and the application of his philosophy needs to read this book. This is not a book to skim, but one to read with full attention. Many chapters are short, so one chapter a day as a meditation-style reading would be doable.

    16. Una lectura refrescante y retadora. Gandhi hablaba de un socialismo enfocado en el ser humano, en la convivencia y la justicia. Más que eso, hablaba de valores que no se confunden con las etiquetas, que principios que no se doblan con la militancia o la coyuntura. Increíblemente actual.

    17. Ce livre est en fait un résumé d'autres oeuvres majeures sur la vie de Gandhi. Condensé et bien fait, il présente la philosophie et les idées de ce grand homme. Un livre qui fait beaucoup réfléchir et qui faut vraiment la peine d'être lu. Un incontournable!!

    18. Collage de plusieurs textes de Gandhi qui effleure la philosophie de ce grand homme et le parcours trop sommaire de sa vie. Aussi bien lire "Cette nuit la liberté" de Lapierre-Collins. Vide et plat.

    19. New York Public Library listed this book as one of the best books on colonialism and its aftermath of the century.

    20. Tout le monde connaît le nom de Gandhi et a plus ou moins une idée de ce qu'il prônait: non-violence, jeûner Mais je suis certaine que beaucoup, comme moi, ne savent pas pourquoi ni comment Gandhi voyait la société actuelle et ce que les hommes pourraient faire pour vivre en harmonie. Dans ce cas, lire ce livre est essentiel: il ne s'agit que d'un tout petit recueil de quelques uns de ses textes, mais j'ai déjà été éblouie et fascinée par les idées qui s'y retrouvaient. Et le mieux, [...]

    21. Je ne connaissais pas grand chose de cet homme et je suis contente d'avoir pu élargir mes connaissances à travers ce livre, non seulement sur lui mais sur la vie en général. Ce livre est reposant.

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