Essay on Mahatma Gandhi

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1. Two quotes said by Gandhi in the film. “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind” what
Gandhi was trying to say was that the whole world was going to be unforgiving and evil amongst each, and at the end, making the whole world blind, in short, Gandhi was trying to let us know that revenge will only end up in hurting everyone.

2. Explain three concepts of hinduism. Ahimsa is the principle of doing no harm. Because everything is a manifestation of Brahman, to attack any living thing is to attack Brahman, and therefore to attack the self, so in short, Ahimsa is the principle of nonviolence. We see this concept in the film when Gandhi advises the people of India not to return violence for violence because it will only create more violence, “Non­violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.” The caste system, this is a division in the hindu society’s. Roles, jobs, social standing , and religious structures were organised according to the hierarchy of castes. The caste system had four groups, but more recently, another caste developed the
Untouchables
or outcastes, the remaining four groups are Brahmans, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Sudras. In the movie, we see the hindus (in my opinion) being treated like outcastes or Untouchables.
Muslims mixed little with Hindus, even if they were neighbors. Muslims were strict monotheists. They saw Hindus as idolaters. Muslims had their Koran, and the Hindus had their ancient
Bhagavad Gita. They did not study or eat together. They ate different

foods,…