Skip to comments.Gandhi's Grandson Brings Message Of Non-Violence To UNC Campus
Posted on 10/04/2001 11:00:53 AM PDT by Constitution DayEdited on 04/13/2004 2:55:41 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
There was a message of peace on the UNC campus Wednesday night.
Hundreds of people packed the south lawn to hear Dr. Arun Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's grandson, speak about peaceful alternatives to war.
Gandhi told the crowd that before we can understand our enemies we need to respect our differences.
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In that case, Welcome to America and to FR !!
We need more like you, sir (or madam).
It seems that lately some Americans who were born here are ashamed of it.
Your statement refutes what some have been insinuating recently, that everyone from outside our borders hates the US and its people.
My wife is also a naturalized citizen, from South Africa.
She became a citizen in 1997 and is equally thankful to be an American.
I was thinking more along the lines of a couple of millenia back, personally!
(I can just imagine a picture by "Registered" of Gandhi with a 7-11 hat on)
This fellow has forgotten his grandfather's words as befits nonviolence. Gandhi said that if he had to choose between cowardice and violence, he would choose violence. He emphasized that there were correct and appropriate uses for violence, i.e. self-defense.
Also another thing being conveniently forgotten is that others have declared a holy war on us. He ought to dig out the Gita and read it over, in particular the comments Krishna made to Arjuna about fighting a righteous battle that was unprovoked!
Page 95 from the book:
And in the end he let her die (his wife) rather than allow British doctors to give her a shot of penicillin (while his inner voice told him that it would be all right for him to take quinine). He disowned his eldest son, Harilal, for wishing to marry. He banished his second son for giving his struggling older brother a small sum of money. Harilal grew quite wild with rage against his father, attacked him in print, converted to Islam, took to women, drink and died an alcoholic in 1948. The Mahatma attacked him right back in his pious way, proclaiming modestly in an open letter in Young India, Men may be good, not necessarily their children."
I hope his grandson knows he's alive because his father rebelled against Gandhi.
You raise an interesting point: if his father converted to Islam, is Arun Gandhi a Muslim, or Hindu?
I was sure Indira was his daughter, maybe it was Nasser's daughter I was thinking of.
We already know why. This is pointless. We have to stop them before they strike again.
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