Gandhi- The Great Soul Mohandas Gandhi was a man whose words and values helped gain India independence in 1947. His actions were courageous, brave, and purposeful. Gandhi’s experiences in South Africa helped him shape his ideas on British imperialism, his religious influences, and sense of moral value, and his use of civil disobedience to lead India to independence from Great Britain was efficient and intelligent. After watching the movie Gandhi in class, I learned about the great things this man has done not only for India, but also for the whole world. I think that Gandhi’s perseverance and will to not give up was truly inspirational and showed me what I can do if I don’t give up and stand by something I believe in. His teachings will never be forgotten. Early in his career, Gandhi was a lawyer practicing in South Africa. In the movie, we see Gandhi be thrown off a South African train for being Indian and sitting in first class, despite having a ticket. After his own personal incident on the train, Gandhi realized how biased and ridiculous the laws were, and started a non-violent protest to try and change the lives of Indian citizens. Gandhi believed that everyone was equal, calling himself a Muslim and a Hindu, and not being prejudice against anybody. He didn’t believe in the term ‘untouchable’, a term used to call those that were so extremely impure. In fact, Gandhi even made his own wife clean the latrines, even though that was a job thought left for the untouchables. Gandhi was a man who didn’t let religion or lifestyle get in the way of a true human being. He thought that using civil disobedience to state his case was the way to go, and it was, as violence gets people nowhere. Gandhi himself said, “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind,” meaning that in using violence, everyone gets hurt. Gandhi’s use of civil disobedience was very effective in leading India to independence from England. He held strikes, boycotts, and silent boycotts to prove his points and send out his messages. One of the first things Gandhi did was burn the passbooks that the British required people to keep. This infuriated the English, but Gandhi continued to burn the books, even though the officials beat him. He would soon declare April 6th a day of prayer and fasting, which halted all jobs and caused many problems for the British. This also embarrassed the British. In a few years, Gandhi
certain countries. As for America’s current death penalty, the USA adopted capital punishment from Great Britain. Only a particular number of states in the USA allow the death penalty as a form of punishment to those found guilty of harsh crimes. Ghandi once said "an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” The death penalty is a complex issue that has sparked argument and anxiety in our society.someone refers to the word “death punishment”, people from both sides starts exclaiming at their argument…
( The Triple Jewel
• also known as the Three Refuges: help to follow Buddha’s teaching
• Triple Jewel
• The Buddha: the guide
• The Dharma: the path
• The Sangha: the teachers/ companions along the way
• Are monks and nuns
• Live on monasteries and carry on the Buddha’s teaching
• Sangha: harmonious community
• Buddha, Dharma, Sangha all work together towards enlightenment
• Recite in front of monk/nun
• I go to the Buddha for refugee
The Life of Leo Tolstoy
Throughout history there have been many authors that have left a mark on this world. Some have changed our world for the better, while some have changed it for the worse. However, no one has created a mark quite like Tolstoy. Tolstoy was a skillful author, praised by almost every other novelist for his writing ability. However, this was not the source of his success. It was his compassionate view of the world that helped Tolstoy create such a tremendous impact on our culture…
order to retain that moral standard; they chose to participate in civil disobedient, non violent acts to attain their goals. The names of some of the individuals that led many successful non violent movements are still remembered to this day. In this essay I will discuss some of the most prominent and successful non violent movements and their leaders, as well as to why those movements were so successful.
I “I Have Dream” is one of the most well known speeches given to the public in the history of…
not hurt another by either words or actions. Many people, particularly those in the West, have adverse views of the Muslim religion. These people see Muslims as a populace that practices violence as part of the Islamic fundamental teachings. This essay will show the relationship between Islam rules as represented be the Quran and Hadith, the Muslim community, and violence.
1-Islam rules (Quran and Hadith)
A-Does Islam preach violence?
B-Is violence part of the Arabic culture?
C-Are outside influences…
Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals; Kant's notorious essay "On a Supposed Right to Tell Lies." Contemporary reflections by existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre and African American philosophers Bernard Boxill, Laurence Thomas.
3. Virtue Ethics (a.k.a. Character Ethics): Aristotle, most of The Nicomachean Ethics. Contemporary reflections on anger by Marilyn Frye.
4. Varieties of Moral Skepticism, with a focus on Friedrich Nietzsche, essays 1 and 2 of his Genealogy of Morals.
Kinds of philosophical…
educational theory to analyse a case study from community and youth work practice.
“Our aspiration is for a more socially mobile and just society, where young people can be
the authors of their own life story.” (Tim Loughton MP, 2011)
In this essay I will explore my understanding of critical educational theory and how it relates to empowering young people to make informed choices about their own lives. I will look at ways Community and Youth work can enable young people to…
Regardless of this reduction, high-level corruption threatens India’s stability, and therefore its sustainability.
Among the largest sources of corruption in India, social spending schemes and entitlement programs are at the top of the list. The Mahatma Ghandi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and National Rural Health Mission are examples of such programs.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s India began an explosive growth in their pursuit…