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"Thanks for uploading the photo, Max. Yes, it is true that Swami Vivekananda like gurus get a mascot-like elevation by politically linked organizations, otherwise, they go forgotten in the minds of people. No, not necessarily you start a new thread…"
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"Balamurali, Thank you for the info on other schools such as Dvaita and Vishist-Advaita. I will try to look into the life of Guru Ragavendra. I am always interested in finding out more about different religious/philosophical schools.I do have the…"
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"Hello Sheila, welcome as a "new member" to this forum! I think you are pretty much right. Gandhi likely was not creating more karmas through his action because he was acting with such a degree of detachment. As he put it in his…"
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Currently am studying at Delhi University in India, on an exchange as part of my M.A. Degree with the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Am extremely interested in Gandhi and the feasibility of applying Gandhian ideals to the world today.

My interest was further piqued by Professor Noel Salmond's excellent Gandhi seminar at Carleton University; highly recommended.
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Will be presenting a paper on Gandhi, non-violence, and Stephen Pinker's findings in his 2011 "Better Angels of Our Nature," (that mountains of evidence show that (shockingly, to most people!) violence has actually steadily declined throughout human history, and that we may be living in the single most peaceable era of our species' existence) -- and the hope that Pinker's findings can give for advocates of non-violence.

Though Pinker makes surprisingly scant mention of Gandhi in his 800 page volume, I have tried to show that Gandhi was quite perceptive in realizing the proper path to the renunciation of violence -- we can actually see that Pinker's 4 "better angels" posited as the principal reasons behind the decline in violence -- Self Control, Morality and Taboo, Reason, and Empathy -- are all themselves central Gandhian principles.
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Gandhi acting without need of thought: "The thoughts do not come . . . there is no thought about the mission"

Posted on March 3, 2013 at 15:11 12 Comments

Reading a fascinating article about Ramana Maharshi and his opinion of Gandhi (by J. Godman). Ramana actually quite approved of Gandhi apparently, despite the fact that Ramana tended to preach radical non-action -- "What is there to be done?" -- and Gandhi was, almost continually engaged in action in the world, and did an astounding amount during his life.



"Although [Ramana] . . . did not encourage devotees to get involved in goal-oriented political programmes, such…

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At 4:15 on February 26, 2012, Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav said…

I am a gandhian scholor &  having deep knoledge in gandhian philosphy. Now I am working in Gandhi Research Foundation Jalgaon. I am editor of bio monthaly magzine 'Khoj Gandhiji Ki'  I am requesting for friendship. By which we can do job for piece for world.

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