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Non-Violent Resistance (Satyagraha) Paperback – May 29, 2001
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Read Satyagraha only if you dare to go beyond the “easy” Gandhi — the popular hero to admire from a safe distance… and are ready to be challenged by the “hard” Gandhi — the wise and courageous teacher to emulate in our daily lives.
Even if you consider the Mahatma’s dream and methods to be naïve and foolhardy, prepare yourself. One cannot read the words of this man… who was willing to, and indeed did, die for a cause greater than himself… without being moved to reflect deeply on one’s own conduct and allegiances… and upon the many ways that we routinely contribute to, or at least mutely accept, injustice.
And as I read Gandhi’s closing words, I was struck by a most challenging thought that pierced right through the routine of my otherwise ordinary day: Perhaps true Satyagraha, like true Christianity and other radical forms of love, has never really been tried.
What is really amazing about this book, and I consider it a political one, is that it's mainly dedicated for spirituality! This makes perfect sense. If you are not pure in the soul you cannot really adopt the method of non-violent resistance effectively.
The Satyagraha is very simple in theory, Gandhi is right in saying that you can teach it to a 6 year-old child! But it's extremely tough to put it into practice.
Yesterday I was bullied by some twitter follower because I said I liked the book. I don't think I was successful in remaining all calm and peaceful when responding to him! lol :-)
I promise to try harder next time.
One more thing; the book is kinda repetitive.. just saying!
After reading the book you'll understand why Gandhi is a leader unmatched in the modern history, and maybe you will even ponder how the world might look like if more people lived and acted as he did...