I am a gandhian scholor & have a deep Knoledge in Gandhian philosphy. Now I am working in Gandhi Research foundation, Jalgaon, Maharashtra. I am editor of Khoj Ganghiji Ki' also. I want to your friend & want to work together, for the peice in the world.
thank you for your reply. i am game to here any ones opinions so if we could set up either a phone interview or other wise contact you that would be great. we will try to here every ones opinions to help us with our project.
Thank you Dipakbhai for your kind sentiments. I am sorry I am responding so late to your kind message. The difficulty is that I am unable to remain in touch with Gandhitopia.I came across your kind message today by Chance. Do you use email? If yes please send me emaii message to me with your full postal address.I publish a Bimonthly journal Ishani. It runs very irregularly. However I shall send you the issue that is available at present.
I'm so thankful to you for enhancing my knowledge. I also received a comment from Mr Peter who referred to the main page of this site. It says Gandhian utopia i.e. a world of peace and nonviolence. We should pray, rather work hard to make such non existing place a reality. My father is a true Gandhian. I do understand, how difficult it is to be a true Gandhian. Nowadays, it has become more difficult to differentiate between true Gandhians and so-called-gandhians. This is creating confusion in the minds of our new generation.
Hi Dipak ~ I am so sorry. I inadvertantly hit the close (x) on your comment - thinking that I was clicking to make a reply. Now I lost your comment! Anyway, the points you make are well-taken. My weak attempt to draw parallels between capitalist principles and the components of a charitable family trust was misguided. As capitalism spreads across the earth, an attempt to use it as support for a new initiative may be tempting. It was for me. But capitalism seeks no value other than profit. You are right, the real question is: "How can the family be protected from exploitation by corporations and governments?" Adam Smith became obsolete long ago, even though the capitalist class still propagates and believes in his outdated ideas. If you can post your comment again, I would like to see it again.
Yes. it is. I am trying to go through its contents whenever I get time. I love Gandhi's message-'My life is my message'. How can we bring Gandhi in our lives, is much more important than how can we spread Gandhi's message. By joining GandhiTopia, I am trying to learn how Gandhi is being lived by Gandhians. By the way, can you please help me to know the exact meaning of the word GandhiTopia?
Hi Dipak - Dont you find that adhering to basic simply values that Bapu fought for is a daily combat in today's world?
The world is shrinking and one would think that globalisation would have helped to make the world scene a more tolerate place, but in reality......!
wish you all a new year with new spiritual gains.
Though Bapu was nominated five times, whatever politics kept the prize away from him,
But Bapu himself would have liked the way it turned out. Inadvertently Nobel committee has honoured him. The man himself never coveted any position or prize. He shines out of the list and reminds us of our fallacies.
no greater tribute . Afterall He created his way
I believe Gandhi was a man ahead of his time and yet crucial during his lifetime to show a future for all mankind by peaceful interactions with his enemies. He showed an alternative solution to warring and was successful by his actions. His actions were his strength and showed to others the way of peace that everyone yearns for globally. He showed that peace had to come through the people of the world. Gandhi lives on through his people and will never die.
Gandhi is greater than Noble award. He never worked for money. His ideas were important for truth. From early life He was for TRUTH and lived and worked for truth so awards for him was never the object. I think it is waste of time to think about such things. It is better to follow his ideas.
I did look at the discussion which you suggested. I am not yet familiar enough with the subject to say much. But I will say that I am much more concerned with the means we use to establish peace on earth than I am with the question of who gets the prise for doing so.
You are asking me to discuss a very complex issue with a simple answer, I wish I know an easy answer? Gandhi was actually nominated 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947 and 2 days before his assassination in 1948 a total of 5 times. Why he wasn’t awarded Nobel Prize, this is hard to speculate as Nobel Committee’s decisions are sworn in secrecy, this a quote from Nobel.Org
"The committee's adviser, professor Jacob Worm-Müller, who wrote a report on Gandhi, was much more critical. He is a freedom fighter and a dictator, an idealist and a nationalist. He is frequently a Christ, but then, suddenly, an ordinary politician and Indian Nationalist."
Being someone who liberated India from British Colonialism considered as politician, what about all the Peace Prize awarded to various politicians between 1980-2009? I think it was more of Judgmental error on the part of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize committee for not awarding Nobel Prize to Gandhiji. The Nobel Peace Prize committee is fully aware that by not awarding the Prize to Mahatma Gandhi they lowered their esteem. There is nothing wrong awarding prize to a Nationalist. Yasser Arafat awarded Nobel Peace Prize despite his violent clash with Israel to establish Palestinian homeland. On the contrary Mahatma Gandhi liberated from British Colonialism by his peaceful Satayagraha moments.
Awarding Nobel Peace Prize to Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Mother Theresa, and Martin Luther King who are the followers of Mahatma Gandhi’s is actually a tribute to Gandhi’s vision of Independence through peace and non-violence means. I hope Nobel Committee recognizes Mahatma Gandhi is the greatest man ever lived in 20th and honor him with a Nobel Peace Prize posthumously in 2010,