Gandhi on Non-violence
For this paperback, Thomas Merton selected the basic statements of principle and interpretation which make up Ghandi's philosophy of non-violence (Ahimsa) and non-violent action (Satyagraha). For many, throughout the world, Mohandas Ghandi stands as the greatest figure of the 20th Century. In his long introduction to this book - and it is one of his most challenging essays - Father Merton shows how Ghandi linked the thought of East and West in his search for universal truth, and how, for him, non-violence sprang from realization of spiritual unity in the individual. Merton relates Ghandi's "Ahimsa" to traditional Hindu "Dharma," to the Greek and our own concepts of personal freedom, and to the thinking of Thomas Aquinas and later Catholic theologians on conscience, good-and-evil, and peace.
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Gandhi on Non-Violence: Selected Texts from Gandhi's "Non-Violence in Peace and War" (New Directions Paperbook)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Editor Thomas Merton, who also provides an intro, took the best of Ghandi's nonviolence teachings and compiled them into this 1965 volume. Original publisher New Directions updates with a new preface by Mark Kurlansky. Read full review
Merton's view of Gandhi and nonviolence is classic and informative. Anyone interested in spiritual approaches to Gandhi and nonviolence should read this book!
Gandhi and the OneEyed Giant
Section One Principles of NonViolence
True and False
Section Three The Spiritual Dimensions of NonViolence
Section Four The Political Scope of NonViolence
Section Five The Purity of NonViolence