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MAHATMA KARAMCHAND GANDHI

   
Non-Violent Resistance (Satyagraha).

WHAT SATYAGRAHA IS

"So long as the superstition that men should obey unjust laws exists, so long will their slavery exist. And a passive resister alone can remove such a superstition."1a HEGEL RAWLS GUEVARA AYOUB

DISCIPLINE FOR SATYAGRAHA

"The word Satya (Truth) is derived from Sat, which means "being". Nothing is or exists in reality except Truth. That is why Sat or Truth is perhaps the most important name of God."1b* HEGEL GUEVARA SOROS

NON-CO-OPERATION AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

"Europe is no better for Germany's fall. The Allies have proved themselves to be just as deceitful, cruel, greedy and selfish as Germany was or would have been."1c POPPER

"I know that withholding of payment of taxes is one of the quickest methods of overthrowing a government. I am equally sure that we have not yet evolved that degree of strength and discipline which are necessary for conducting a successful campaign of non-payment of taxes. . .  Non-payment of taxes without the necessary discipline will be an act of unpardonable madness."1d THUCYDIDES

"Civil non-payment of taxes is indeed the last stage in non-co-operation. We must not resort to it till we have tried the other forms of civil disobedience."1e

" . . . [I]f customers of money-lenders ceased to borrow and the latter starved, the former cannot be regarded as violent by reason of their withdrawal."1f KEYNES

SATYAGRAHA IN SOCIAL REFORM

"The rich, moneyed man who made his riches by exploitation or other questionable means, was no less guilty of robbery than the thief who picked a pocket or broke into a house and committed theft. Only the former took refuge behind the facade of respectability and escaped the penalty of law."1g MARX PASTEUR CARNEGIE POINCARÉ SCHUMPETER GHANDI


     

M.K. Gandhi. Non-Violent Resistance (Satyagraha). Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 2001. Unabridged republication of the edition published by Schoken Books, New York, 1961.
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Gandhi An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth.
  

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhi An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth. Foreword by Sissela Bok.
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The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi.
  

Mohandas K. Gandhi. The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi. John Strohmeier (Editor). Introduction by Michael N. Nagler. Berkeley Hills Books.
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* Italics in the original.

1 M.K. Gandhi. Non-Violent Resistance (Satyagraha). Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 2001. Unabridged republication of the edition published by Schoken Books, New York, 1961.
a Chp. 5: Satyagraha or Passive Resistance, 18-19.
b Chp. 7: The Theory and Practice of Satyagraha, 38.
c Chp. 47: The Law of Suffering, 114.
d Chp. 58: Non-Payment of Taxes, 140.
e Chp. 59: Non-Payment of Taxes, 142.
f Chp. 70: What It Is Not, 168.
g Chp. 166: The Satyagraha Way with Crime, 351.

 

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