Friday, March 26, 2010

AHIMSA and SWARAJ

Amisha, Swaraj, Satyagraha - Ghandi

4 comments:

DailyKenn.com said...

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Mark W. Rutherford said...

Kenn: These are concepts refined by Ghandi.

DailyKenn.com said...

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Ralph Swanson said...

Ghandi was an advisor to the old Libertarian League, today the Libertarian International Organization, an advisory network (http://www.libertarian-international.org).

Ahimsa is non-coercion; Swaraj is governance without the coercive state and a legal system on that basis; Satyagraha is firm non-violent resistance and presentation in a spirit of goodwill to accomplish these ends.

Gandhi was greatly influenced by Thoreau and Jefferson, and libertarian traditions in Indian thought.