Ahimsa is the eradication of the desire to injure or to kill.
Born: October 2, 1869
Died: January 30, 1948
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Non -violence is infinitely superior to violence , forgiveness is more manly than punishment. Forgiveness is the ornament.
Lady is the buddy of man, skilled with equivalent mental limit.
Find yourself by losing yourself for others.
3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime, but 9 is not prime, -in this incarnation.
... when all violence subsides in the human heart, the state which remains is love. It is not something we have to acquire, it is always present, and needs only to be uncovered. This is our real nature, not merely to love one person here, another there, but to be love itself.
No human being is so bad as to be beyond redemption.
There is a power now slumbering within us, which is awakened would do to evil what light does to darkness.
A great man may not do great things but they do ordinary things greatly.
Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation.
The science of war leads one to dictatorship, pure and simple. The science of non-violence alone can lead one to pure democracy. Power based on love is thousand times more effective and permanent than power derived from fear of punishment. It is a blasphemy to say non-violence can be practiced only by individuals and never by nations which are composed of individuals. The nearest approach to purest anarchy would be a democracy based on non-violence. A society organized and run on the basis of complete non-violence would be the purest anarchy.
Your readiness to suffer will light the torch of freedom which will never be put out.
Exploitation of the poor can be extinguished not by effecting the destruction of a few millionaires, but by removing the ignorance of the poor and teaching them to non-cooperate with their exploiters.
If one person gains spiritually, the whole world gains
Nonviolence is the greatest virtue, cowardice the greatest vice - nonviolence springs from love, cowardice from hate.
Because no one sees the truth does not make it untrue.
Perfection is only an ideal for man, it cannot be attained, for man is made imperfect.
Animal experimentation is the blackest of all the black crimes that a man is at present committing... We should be able to refuse to live if the price of living be the torture of sentient beings... I abhor [animal] experimentation with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence... The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Faith alone is the sun of life.
When you practice a life of non-violence you no longer need seek the truth, the truth finds you.
My patriotism is not an exclusive thing. It is all embracing. The conception of my patriotism is nothing if it is not always, in every case, without exception, consistent with the broadest good of humanity at large.