Gandhi and Non-Violence

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Gandhi and non-violence
After the sound of the gun, a great man was killed. The whole India held the funeral ceremony for him. People will always remember this great leader. His name is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
Gandhi was the leader of the national liberation movement and the Indian National Congress Party. He is the father of modern India. His “non-violence”(ahimsa) and philosophy affected the international movement of nationalists around the world. Elements of Gandhi's philosophy were rooted in the Indian religions of Jainism and Buddhism. The Acaranga Sutra, a Jainist text, describes the fundamental need for non-violence: “All beings are fond of life; they like pleasure and hate pain, shun destruction and like to live, they long to live. To all, life is dear” Gandhi strongly believed that if violence was used to deal with the issue between India and the Britain, the result would be more violence. Gandhi’s emotional speech concluded his principle that all violence was evil and could not be justified.
When I was in elementary school, I have heard about a story about Gandhi. In the age of 15, Gandhi stole a small piece of gold from his brother’s bracelet. After that, Gandhi felt extremely guilty. Therefore, he wrote a repentance letter to his father. Gandhi thought his father would punish him heavily. However, his father forgave him. Actually, Gandhi’s father was very proud that Gandhi could admit his mistake bravely. Gandhi was deeply moved. This is the first lesson of Gandhi's life about “non-violence”. He believed that the power of trust and love are much better than scolding and beating. He later wrote in his autobiography: "The tears of love wash my soul and wipe the stain of sin. A person will feel this kind of love, only if the person experiences this love himself ..."We can also see how much Gandhi supported “non-violence” in The essential Gandhi: “I…...

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