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August 2011 Blog Posts (40)

A Civil Society of Gandhi’s Imagination

“If national life becomes so perfect as to become self-regulated, no representation becomes necessary. There is then a state of enlightened anarchy. In such a state, everyone is his own ruler. He rules himself in such a manner that he is never a hindrance to his neighbour.”M. K. Gandhi

 

Just in the above short statement of the Mahatma, we could more or less perceive a civil society of his imagination. In other words, we could draw an outline of the civil…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on August 31, 2011 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Chapter 3: Vital need for research

The moral basis of Vegetarianism

by

M.K. Gandhi

Navjivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad

 

Excerpts from Chapter 3: Vital need for research

 

 

The unlimited capacity of the plant world to sustain man at his highest is a region yet unexplored by modern medical science which through force of habit that pins its faith on the shambles or at least milk and its by-products. It is a duty…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on August 30, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Chapter 2: Unfired Food

The moral basis of Vegetarianism

by

M.K. Gandhi

Navjivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad

 

Excerpts from Chapter 2: Unfired Food

 

A letter from Coonoor,dated 26-7-1929 addressed to Gandhiji in connection with his experiments in dietetics, was written by Dr.R. McCarrison and the wordings from that letter are as follows:

 

"One of the great faults in Indian diets at the present day is their…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on August 30, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Chaudhary Ranbir Singh: A Great Son of Mother India

“Peasantry is the soul of India. India is a country of peasants and agriculture being its most valuable ornament. The more development is made in the agriculture field, more we develop at the national level. The real growth of India could be measured with prosperity and self-sufficiency of peasantry.”-Chaudhary Ranbir Singh [Hooda]

  Chaudhary Ranbir Singh [Hooda] was one of those brave sons of Mother India who staying on the forefront of the battle for India’s freedom…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on August 30, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Chapter 1: Food Values

The moral basis of Vegetarianism

by

M.K. Gandhi

Navjivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad

 

Excerpts from Chapter 1: Food Values

 

Whilst it is true that man cannot live without air and water, the thing that nourishes the body is food. Hence the saying, food is life.

 

Food can be divided in to three categories: vegetarian, flesh and mixed. Flesh foods include fowl and fish. Milk is an animal…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on August 30, 2011 at 6:49am — 2 Comments

Thought For The Day ( Violence )

Added by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal on August 30, 2011 at 6:19am — 1 Comment

Thought For The Day ( God )

Added by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal on August 29, 2011 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Weekly News - 29 August 2011

- Welcome to all new members who joined GandhiTopia last week! Now we are 1216 co-members, see

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Latest Activities on GandhiTopia:



- Discussion posted by Balachandran "Gandhiji Books on Health":

http://www.gandhitopia.org/forum/topics/gandhiji-books-on-health



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Added by GandhiServe Foundation on August 29, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

                                                 IMPENDING  AFTER  SHOCKS  OF  ANNA  HAZARE’S  FAST                                       NEED TO ELEVATE THE CAMPAIGN TO GANDHIAN STANDARDS   It appea…

         

                                       IMPENDING  AFTER  SHOCKS  OF  ANNA  HAZARE’S  FAST

 

                                    NEED TO ELEVATE THE CAMPAIGN TO GANDHIAN STANDARDS

 

It appears that while ending his fast, Anna Hazare exaggerated  the success level by stating that the battle against corruption has been half won.  The fact is that the battle against corruption has only just begun  and has to be fine…

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Added by N.S.Venkataraman on August 28, 2011 at 3:46pm — No Comments

ANNAJI'S FAST: A JOLT FOR THE AWAKENING FROM HUMAN INERTIA

ANNA JI's fast has brought an awakining in the people not only in India but in the entire World. Annaji' action proves that if a single person do True Satyagraha it works to awake the entire world. We have just to keep deep faith in our hearts. It is the The Truth, that prevails in each of us, we have to realize this phenomenon. Let us all pray for the Truth, which is God, according to Mahatma Gandhi.

Added by Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj on August 28, 2011 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

ANNA HAJARE AND MHATMA GANDHI----2

I have received an important communication from Mrs.Smita Shah, Editor of Gujrati-Hindi Monthly "Sadhbhvna-Sadhna".Therefore I decided to share it with you. She has written that the current movement of Annaji is not only confined to the Lokpal Bill only. It is a movement for the change of total political system. As the movement is built on Gandhi's name, the masses have come with full support. It is very essential that the Team Anna has to keep this basic foundation in mind to develope this…

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Added by Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj on August 27, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Gandhi on Economy of words

Found this passage from The Story of My Experiments with Truth to be absolutely relevant to anybody trying to emulate Gandhi. I firmly believe, any movement - Gandhian or otherwise, will get derailed if the leaders succumb to the temptation of resorting to excessive rhetoric, harsh words and hate-speeches. While I am a big supporter of the overall objectives of the Lokpal movement, I get turned off, sometimes, by what I hear. This is a must-read for Team Anna.



"I must say that,… Continue

Added by Kannan T on August 26, 2011 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Gandhi and Thirukkural

In his autobiography, Gandhi wrote “A Gujarati didactic stanza likewise gripped my mind and heart. Its precept ‘return good for evil’ became my guiding principle. It became such a passion with me that I began numerous experiments in it.”



For a bowl of water give a goodly meal:

For a kindly greeting bow thou down with zeal:

For a simple penny pay thou back with gold:

If thy life be rescued, life do not withhold.

Thus the words and actions of the wise… Continue

Added by Kannan T on August 26, 2011 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Gandhi Vs Anna

I hopped on to the Delhi Metro Rail for Gurgaon today. The malls were shut and there was no where to go. Managed a quick lunch with a school mate from the…
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Added by Janhavi Prasada on August 25, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

FASTING IS NOT THE BE ALL AND END ALL OF GANDHIAN PHILOSOPHY

N.S.Venkataraman…

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Added by N.S.Venkataraman on August 25, 2011 at 4:14pm — No Comments

ANNA HAJARE AND MAHATMA GANDHI

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I vivedly remember as a grassroots level Worker of the Total Revolution of the year 1974. And we must learn lession from it. Because, at that time also JP was named as second Mahatma Gandhi and masses were ready for fundamental change. But unfortunately, the result was not, Total Revolution, it was merely a change of the A instead of B. This sort of change is not for the betterment of all. If Anna Hajare and his supporters think that they can bring cgange for which Gandhi stood for…

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Added by Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj on August 24, 2011 at 1:50pm — 1 Comment

Weekly News - 22 August 2011

- Welcome to all new members who joined GandhiTopia last week! Now we are 1203 co-members, see

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- Discussion posted by Swarna "Telling Cartoon":

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- Discussions posted by Swarna "A nation which has… Continue

Added by GandhiServe Foundation on August 22, 2011 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Home addresses of Members of Parliament India (Anna Hazare Calls For Dharna Outside Homes of MPs)

Anna Hazare this morning reminded all citizens of India that they are the masters and must constantly watch over and direct their servants - notably the member of parliament they sent to the Lok Sabha. Team Anna has called upon people accross India to stage dharnas (sit-ins) outside the homes of their own MP and make him/her directly and personally answerable to his constituency, beginning with his/her public stand on the Jan Lokpal Bill.

 

To ask your MP to explain what…

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Added by Akshay Bakaya on August 21, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

                                                                       NANDINI  VOICE FOR THE DEPRIVED                       Tel:- 44-24916037   Email:- nsvenkatchennai@gmail.com                     …

                                 

                                     NANDINI  VOICE FOR THE DEPRIVED

                      Tel:- 44-24916037   Email:- nsvenkatchennai@gmail.com

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         ANNA  HAZARE  AWARD  FOR HONEST GOVERNMENT…

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Added by N.S.Venkataraman on August 20, 2011 at 4:40pm — No Comments

MY SINCERE GRATITUDES TO ALL MY FRIENDS

It was the year 2010 .when my wife was to retire. My personal expenses that so far beeing met, were  stoped. My wife  had been so kindly meeting my expenses since 1984. I was not getting any financial help from any organisation. I wrote an open letter through the colloumns of GANDHITOPIA . There was a positive response from many friends all over the world. I just compleated my latest trip abroad and I want to thank through the Gandhitopia all those friends who have contributed my expenses of…

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Added by Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj on August 20, 2011 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

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