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Gandhi on Non-Violence

Gandhi on Non-Violence

Thomas Merton (Editor), Mark Kurlansky (Introduction)

ISBN: 978-0-811-21686-9

348 pages

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Edited, with an introduction, by Thomas Merton; New Preface by Mark Kurlansky

The basic principles of Gandhi\'s philosophy of non-violence (ahimsa) and non-violent action (satyagraha) were chosen by Thomas Merton for this compendium in 1965. In his challenging Introduction, Merton emphasizes action rather than pacifism as essential to non-violence, and illustrates how the foundations of Gandhi\'s universal truths are linked to traditional Hindu Dharma, the Greek philosophers, and the teachings of Jesus Christ.