Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Forgetting Gandhi

By Pablo Ouziel
October 2, 2007

October 2nd marks the birth anniversary of human rights activist Mahatma Gandhi, and for the first time, the United Nations is officially proclaiming this day to be the International Day of Non-violence.

Hopefully, on this day we can all spare a little of our time to reflect on how little we have all understood Mahatma Gandhi's message, after all everyday we seem to plunge into a worse state of affairs and drift away farther from Gandhi's respectable message:

"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent."

Read on.

1 comment:

SeekingCommonThreads said...

Thanks for your essay. The International Day of Non Violence is so moot, if we do not have ceasefire even on one day.
I also wrote on this in an article called "Gandhi, Munnabhai and us" at http://community.centredaily.com/?q=node/2928

Thank you so much for your work.

Nalini Krishnankutty