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Mahatma Gandhi: Peaceful Revolutionary

Preface
"The light has gone out of our lives," said Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in an impromptu radio address on Gandhi's despair, "there was darkness everywhere." Could it be true that Gandhi's light ceased to shine because he is no longer with us in her little bundle of flesh and bone? Correcting himself, Nehru continued, "i was wrong. For light shone in this country is no ordinary light. The light that illumined this country for many years was light this country for many more years, and a thousand years later, light seen in this country, and the world will see it and it will give solace in countless hearts. For light represented something more than the immediate present; it represented the living truth. . . the eternal truths, reminding us the right path, drawing us from error, taking this ancient country to freedom. "1

Gandhi may truly be said that the voice of the 20th century prophet. Its practitioners violence inflicts physical and spiritual wounds, the way non-violence, Gandhi said, "blesses him who uses it and him against whom it is used." 2 Again, "non-violence is the law of our species of animals such as violence is the law of the brute. Spirit lies dormant in the brute and he knows no law but that of the physically possible. The dignity of man requires following a higher law - to the strength of spirit. "3

Let us be sure we do not misunderstand this philosophy of non-violence embodied in Gandhi's life and teachings. A practitioner of non-violent way of life, far from being passive, is the most active person in the world. He is ready to join the battle-Non-violent - where and whenever there's injustice or error. He neither tolerates nor compromises injustice, wrong, tyranny, authoritarianism, totalitarianism, dictatorship. His task in life is not to destroy the bad people but to capture and convert the bad people by love. "'The malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to "find the right cut," he was ever ready to "bind up "of humanity," to serve the underprivileged and misguided. The constant concern of the disciples of non-violence, in the words of Lincoln, to "achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace with ourselves and with all nations."

The spirit of Gandhi's India as Lincoln as America's now is sorely needed by a generation dancing madly over a cliff. We have learned the secret to fathom of the atom, we learned to master nature, but we have not yet learned to master our inner selves. Our scientists predict with accuracy the long-range behavior and movement of the stars and planets millions of miles away - but we can not predict our nextdoor neighbor's behavior and movements of the very next moment.

The world has become a small place. Therefore, we are called to understand and appreciate our neighbors across the Atlantic and the Pacific, as well as across the Great Lakes and the Gulf. To understand other countries, we need to know their values and their historical development. It requires a sympathetic approach to other countries, cultures, and religions. By Gandhi understanding we can build a bridge of understanding between ourselves and India, between ourselves and Orient, between ourselves and noble free spirit over the world.

What is Gandhi's message for our cubicle world divided into two camps - Democratic and totalitarian? First of all, Gandhi would have us set our course of two stars of Truth and Non-Violence, which means, we need another way People with more charity and compassion. Second, Gandhi had us stand on a platform of values which we must be faithful to death, which means, we must act according to principle, not expediency. Appeasement, even for the sake of peace, should be ruled out, because appeasement sacrifice suggests of principles. Third, Gandhi have us work ceaselessly for the realization of "common human" values, such as sociologists say, for victory the common human way of life.

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Gandhi did not believe its wonderful values or his way of life to another; the same token, though he resisted attempts to death others impose on him or his people their values and way of life. To be truly in the spirit Gandhi, we can not, we can not, think of our wonderful democratic values and way of life in countries behind the iron curtain, or would we allow nations to impose their totalitarian values and way living with us. At the same time, the Gandhi way of life imposes on us the obligation to share our democratic values and way of life to people behind the iron curtain through open and non-violent methods.

According to Gandhi, there are three kinds of people: (1) coward (2) the brave, (3) the superior. The coward, to save his skin, supinely acquiesces in injustice and wrong. The brave hero, on the other hand, violent resists injustice and wrong to re-establish justice and rights. The superior man is he who, in the fullness of his strength, forgives the mistakes and tries to claim him and convert him to the ways of doing well.

As Americans we hold the first type - the infamous, cowardly type - in low esteem. Our selection today and tomorrow should be between the second and third alternatives. Let each decide, in light of his conscience, in terms of its meaning of the situation, where he must alternate shelter to the current crisis.

Our generation is doomed to live in a state of perpetual crisis. You and I called on the alert at every moment of our lives. Actually, the price of freedom is eternal vigilance, but ceaseless efforts and ongoing surveillance, untempered by internal instability, will likely lead to nervous prostration. So the inner beauty of the season in the midst of the crisis should be cultivated If we are to preserve our personal integrity, national independence, and universal human values.

To Mahatma Gandhi we have a sure guide to a happy, rich, meaningful life. A self-discipline, he embodied the Hindu concept of superior people - the Mahatma, the Great Soul.

Any one of us can be a Mahatma when we made a vocation of living the good life - putting expediency above principles, roles in top luxury, service above profit, God over the world, conscience above fleeting reward.

Throughout the text, except quoted passages, the word Hindese (tail derived from Hinda anglicized in India) was preferred in Indian words to take away confusion between the Indians of India and the Indians in America.

The literature on Gandhi is growing apace. The very first biography Gandhi to appear in any language is a work by Rev. Joseph J. Doke, entitled March Gandhi: An Indian Patriot (London: London Indian history, 1909). I book, Gandhi the Apostle (Chicago: Universal, 1923), is the first full-length portrait of the Mahatma to appear in any language of the world. My second book, Gandhi against Empire (New York: Universal, 1932), was banned from the British Raj in India. Successful Gandhi (New York, Universal, 1939), I am Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy set forth fast and the story of his struggle won the Prince of Rajkot. Sermon on the sea, sometimes right after Indian Home Rule or Swaraj, written by Gandhi in South Africa in 1909, and edited by the present writer in this country (Chicago, Universal, 1924) reveals Gandhi's views on civilization and the soul force.

For a comprehensive biography reader may refer to The Life of Mahatma Gandhi, by Louis Fischer (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1950). For an exemplary mystic interpretation of Gandhi, read Lead, Kindly Light by Vincent Sheean (New York: Random House, 1949). CF Andrews three Author: Mahatma Gandhi - His Own Story (1930), Mahatma Gandhi's Ideas (1930), Gandhi at Work (1931), all published by The Macmillan Co., New York, is indispensable with an understanding of people. Nehru Gandhi (New York: The John Day Co., 1948) is a wonderful little book which everyone should be familiar with. Mahatma Gandhi: A Biography to to Young People by Catherine Owens Peare (New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1950) should be helpful especially in High School teachers and pupils. The Navajivan Press, Ahmedabad, India, is getting a uniform series of topical books containing the Mahatma's voluminous writings over the past 40 years. The two volumes containing Gandhi's writings to Young India, Ahmedabad, published in this country by BW Huebsch, Inc., New York, and by the Viking Press, New York, respectively, as Young India 19191922 (1923), and Young India 1924-1926 (1927), is a real gold mine for the researcher. Gandhi's autobiography, My Experiment Fact, recently published in full in this country (Washington: Public Affairs Press, 1948), is a must read. Two books published in India is particularly that helps me: Gandhiji, edited by DG Tendulkar and others (Bombay: Karnatak Publishing House, 1944, 2nd ed., 1945), and The Mind of Mahatma Gandhi by by rk Ur Prabhu and Rao (Madras: Oxford University Press, 1945, 2nd ed., 1946). To Mr. KR Kripalani, Gulzarilal Nanda, and MR Masani I owe for fresh material, respectively, on "Gandhi and Tagore," "The Charter for labor," and "Is Gandhi a Socialist?" appears in Gandhiji. Parts my chapter on "Gandhi's teaching" appeared to School and Society (Lancaster, Pa.) Unity (Chicago), and The Social Frontier (New York). I owe interior of the authors and publishers named, Dr. Hiram Haydn, editor of this series, and countless others not named. Full footnotes credit is offered. So far as possible, references, listed at the end, is made in the books published in America. In addition to my three books on Gandhi mentioned, I have drawn freely from in my book, The United Nations of the World (New York: Universal, 1942, 2nd ed., 1944), especially for materials to be represented on Chapters III and VII.

When all is said and done, my greatest debt Saint of Sabarmati, I included in the Satyagraha ashram, the Dandi March, and in London, count me among the greatest privileges in life.

HARIDAS T. MUZUMDAR.

Cornell college mt. Vernon, Iowa MAY, 1952

Chapter ONE
ONE OF A CHILD
WORLD
1. The Universal Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi belongs not to India alone but across the world. He belongs not to our generation alone, not the 20 century alone, but also posterity. Life in death Gandhi is revered by millions of his compatriots in India and millions abroad. Most of us of the current generation look at him as a great political leader. As such, Gandhi is undoubtedly be classified into great makers and moulders of the nation - Cromwell, Napoleon, Mazzini, Washington, and Lincoln. Future generations, however, is, I think, recognize Gandhi on one of the greatest spiritual forces of all time.

Although we know much or little about him, this man in a loin cloth, somehow reminded people of the current generation, and continues to remind the future generation, the great heights that the human spirit can scale. With him we see an image of our higher self, of that nobler self recognized and nonviolence as the reality of the law of our species.

The proper understanding of Gandhi requires recognition of two woven strands sa makeup of his personality as each person: the general and particular.

Every human organism is subject to universal biophysical process birth, growth, maturation, senescence, disintegration. Each person, endowed with the original nature, is becoming just as the original human nature is human nature transformed through socialization, to through social interaction within a cultural context. This, too, a universal system in which everybody beings become involved immediately at birth. Mind, intelligence, thinking, feeling, insight, all rooted in organisms, come into flower as a result of interaction with nature, with both men, the culture. In this process, the heart, a physiological organ, is spiritualized in a special instrument of insight, notice, for example, often use Gandhi's ideas: "Ultimately we are guided not so much by thinking as the heart." He made the statement that our arrival at Dandi Beach, a melancholy, desolate place, with few trees or habitations to relieve the monotony of tomorrow, Li-baked landscape. In this process of interaction, too, the human potential, in contrast to the subhuman potential becomes realized as the spirit or spirit of the people. The animal tribes of man superimposed on a specific feature, which distinguishes the world People from the world of animals. So that extent that the person, by deliberate effort, achieves a way of life in which the animal traits are distinctively subordinated sa rights, to the extent that he will realize his entelechy, its implication Destiny, a Greek concept - or his dharma, a Hindu concept. This way of life that brings people closer to God. The realization of his soul, his own, becomes tantamount to realization of the Supreme Soul, the Supreme Self, or God.

This mode of reasoning, absolutely in Hindu thought, should not be acceptable to social scientists. At any rate, Gandhi accepted the theory of distinctively human traits differentiating human from the subhuman creation. "Non-violence," he affirmed, "is the law of our species as violence is the law of thug. Spirit lies dormant in the brute and he knows no law but that of the physically possible. The dignity of man requires obedience to a higher laws - to the strength of spirit. "1

The distinctively human, or rather common man, human nature is succinctly described by Hindu seers in formula: tat-Twam-Asi - That thou art. You are part of that, part of divinity. You have within you some of the divine qualities. At. produced, have, as Quakers say, that God is within you. So the person is a complex animal-human-divine attributes. In some animal traits predominate, among other people, and others again sacred: the language of Bhagavad Gita, some people are dominated by Tamas quality, some quality Raids, and with some quality Sattva.

However, a certain person, as an abstract animal-humandivine features, can be best understood from his behavior pattern we get a note on dominant and recessive characteristics of his personality. Gandhi belonged to the company of those in whom Sattva or divine nature is dominant and the other two features is regressive.

Gandhi did much of conscience. He used to quote the approval of a verse from the Mahabharata:

The individual may be sacrificed for on behalf of the family;

The family may be sacrificed for the sake of the village;

The village will be sacrificed for the sake of the province;

The province can be sacrificed for the sake of the nation;

For the sake of conscience, however, all the sacrifices.

What this thing called conscience? The Polish Peasant naturally defined conscience as your voice but someone else's words. We can look at conscience a highly developed instrument within recesses of the human heart, a subtle part of the emerging personality specializing in sensitive reaction round the world about yourself. Conscience manifests itself in terms of sensitivity to suffering and injustices, to right and error. So conscience is the internalized experience of customers of a society. Non-totalitarian society freedom above of conscience for both atheists and theists for, for non-conformists as well as conformists, for Catholics, Protestants, and Jews, for Hindus, Muslims, Parsees, Christians, Jews, and Sikhs.

The history of the human species eloquently bears witness to the fact that people especially sensitive to the suffering of others and, being compassionate, was impelled by a inner urge to claim their difficulties, raised only by odd no benefits from the ministry of service but also by society at large. At age 24, when Gandhi landed in South Africa as a legal retainer for a stable Hindese Muslim, he is no better and no worse than many a contemporary lawyer-in-law, or non-Hindese Hindese. But when his conscience was shocked by the injustices done to his people, when he espoused is cause of underprivileged and downtrodden in utter abandon, without the slightest notion of reward money, he began to enmesh itself in a process that is to provide him over and raise her pleasure peak of glory consecutive "our Bhai," our brother, as "Mahatma," Great SOUL; as "Gandhiji," revered Gandhi, as "Bapuji," Dear Father.

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