Mahatma Gandhi’s Views on Peace Education
Volume 4, Issue 1-1, January 2015, Pages: 10-12
Received: Jan. 3, 2015;
Accepted: Jan. 8, 2015;
Published: Jan. 14, 2015
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Prarthita Biswas, Pailan College of Education, the University of Calcutta, Pailan Group, Joka, Kolkata
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Mahatma Gandhi treated his individual life in accordance with his ideas. He said "my life is my message". Therefore Gandhism is a mixture of Gandhi's concepts and practices. The basic groundship happens to be "Non-violence". He practiced and prescribed non-violence as a remedy against all social evils. It is the most ancient eternal values and culture of India. He said on this account, "I have nothing new to teach you .Truth and non-violence are as old as hill." Non- violence and Truth are two sides of a same coin. The ultimate ideal of 'Non-violence and Truth' is unrealized and unrealizable; its value consists in pointing out the direction, not in their realization. Striving after the ideal is the very essence of practicing Gandhi's philosophy. This consciousness should make one strive to overcome the imperfection. Mahatma Gandhi did not have a shadow of doubt that the world of tomorrow will be, must be, a society based on non-violence.
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Mahatma Gandhi’s Views on Peace Education, Education Journal. Special Issue: Gender, Peace and Education.
Vol. 4, No. 1-1,
2015, pp. 10-12.
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