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    Both men drew greatly from both of their traditions for nonviolence, while taking from other nationalities and traditions as well. Gandhi admired Jesus’ take on nonviolence in the Christian faith while at the same time Schweitzer admired the other cultures and traditions of the East. Particularly, for Schweitzer he admired the concept ahimsa. However, he felt ahimsa was limited mostly to humans and not as much to the non-human realm. Schweitzer knew about Gandhi through his research and knew that the ahimsa was closely related to the philosophy that he was searching for. These two important men were living in the same time period, looking for the same things, but never truly interacted, and never had their paths fully cross. I believe if they had met and worked together they might have come to an agreement or similar understanding to spread nonviolence and better respect for nonhumans. I will first address the major similarity between the two men in regards to violence towards nonhumans and their rejection of negative treatments such as sacrifice, hunting for sport, and the use of animals in scientific research. Also, the two men were very similar in the…

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    Ahimsa, a pillar of the Jain religion, translated to English as non-violence, was one of the key notions of Ghandi teachings. Growing up, I respected Gandhi’s teachings for his work with non-violence and thought this would be a great event to attend as my parents were advocates of non-violence back in India. So I decided to attend the event with my parents at City Hall in Hamilton on October 4th , the event was running the entire day and being crunched for time I was only able to go for a few…

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    Ahimsa And Jainism

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    In this paper I wish to address the Buddhist and Jain notion of ahimsa and how it is understood and followed in each religion. Ahimsa is the Sanskrit term for avoidance of violence (hinsa). This belief holds all life as equal and intends on preserving all life forms via mankind. Buddhism as well as Jainism, follow non-violent principles in their quest for liberation from the cycle of rebirth. However, it is the latter one that takes the principle of no-harm to extremes. To live a life…

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    Currently, more than a billion people are liberally occupying India because of the courageous actions one man took against the British Raj (or British Rule). Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, born on October 2, 1869, grew up in the small town of Porbandar and became a world-renowned political and spiritual leader who would be valued by many people under the British rule ("Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand (1869-1948)"). There are a limited amount of people in history who have accomplished what Gandhi did…

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    Abstract: It is true that some of the inspiring and motivating lessons for humanity lie in the past. This Analytical paper of study is tribute to great leader of great abilities, charisma and achievement i.e. Mahatma Gandhi. History tells the story of their greatness and their success .Mahatma Gandhi fit the meaning of transformational leader in very clear way. Business management and managers must learn and appreciate the lives and achievement of this great man. This paper starts with…

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    The movie Gandhi addresses one of the most important times in Indian history. It follows the story of Gandhi, the leader of the independence movement in India against the British. Directed by Richard Attenbrought, the movie follows Gandhi’s adult life until he died. The movie does not explore Gandhi’s childhood or university years. Attenbrought use symbols and techniques to help convey his message. Through this film the director hoped to portray Gandhi as a holy man with all positive attributes.…

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    Ahimsa Concept Analysis

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    Analyzing Ahimsa: Perspectives of Hindu Concepts Power It All One of Hinduism’s influences, Mahatma Gandhi, stated a phrase, changing the way our modern world functions today: “Non-violence is an active force of the highest order. It is soul force or the power of Godhead within us”. Because of this spiritual man’s impact, human evolution has strongly developed. However, some members of society are still pleading for an active right that many are fortunate to possess—world peace—leaving…

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    In the world today violence occurs on a day to day basis. People tend to cause harm and violence to portray their strength and desire to be powerful; but in reality they are the ones who inwardly yearn for peace. Violence occurs when someone feels like they are in danger or under any other circumstances that requires gaining power. For example how Caucasians use power and violence to make the dark-skinned people look less worthy Therefore, in Hinduism the word ahimsa is certainly not cowardice;…

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    In the world of ahimsa, nothing is allowed to compromise the ideology that is peace. From ways of warfare, both brutal and secretive to guns and weapons of mass terror, the world of Ahimsa is built upon a premise to out shadow with visions of compassion and relaxation. Ahimsa is the perception of non-violence that is carried through one 's deeds, words, and thoughts. One such example is a man who humbled himself in that such idea- Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi 's life and thought was a continuing…

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    Satyagraha was moment for the truth. One of those ideals was that of Ahimsa. While the word “Himsa” would mean violence, Ahimsa would mean non violence. According to Gandhi, the essential element of Ahimsa is truth. It is inseparable from Ahimsa, as the person adopting Ahimsa should be fighting for the truth. Ahimsa doesn’t mean acting cowardly. Rather, it means standing up for what is correct and taking the brunt of force used by the oppressor. It is the oppressor who needs to use the force, as…

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