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Ahinsa!

What is Ahinsa? Simply Non-violence or something more symbolic?

Quoting from HTOHL :
"Gandhi’s words still amaze me with their simplicity and power. Here was a man who believed that anger controlled, not unleashed, could become “a power that can move the world”."

Agreed that anger controlled becomes a power but why should controlling anger be equated to 'not unleashing' it? Anger controlled can be anger unleashed in a directed manner so as to use it contructively?? Similarly isn't Ahinsa the resolve to prevent all kinds of injustice? Why should it be simplified to 'Non violence' only?

I wonder on Gandhiji's death anniversary whether we ever understood him correctly .....

Befitting Obituary to the mahatma:
http://www.theotherindia.org/icons/remembering-gandhi.html

On parallel thoughts:
http://www.himalmag.com/2006/january/cover_story_7.html

My own posts on Gandhiji:
http://the-complete-man.blogspot.com/2005/12/national-education-by-mohandas.html
http://the-complete-man.blogspot.com/2005/12/education-of-hand-politics-of-head.html
http://the-complete-man.blogspot.com/2004/07/gandhi-and-contemporaries.html

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