Ahimsa! Ahimsa!

Many know Gandhi’s philosophy of peaceful and non-violent nature of his protests and prudence, also know as “Ahimsa.” Gandhi once said, “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” I think it’s very important to dive into this when constructing ideas on how to change society.
Taking a look at this piece http://www.examiner.com/article/mahatma-gandhi-and-ahimsa in the Examiner, a small number of Gandhi’s notable moments are recaptured to examine the principle of Ahimsa. What is also mentioned later if those he influenced. Two of the most notable names are that of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his influence on the Civil Rights Movement in the US, and Nelson Mandela with his trials yet peaceful movement in South Africa. The amount of respect given to these men across the world seeks the kind of attitude one I believe should aspire to do, approach your convictions nonviolently and face adversity with an open mind and heart instead of with a fist.


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