Gandhi and Globalisation
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is conisdered as a citizen of the planet earth. He is a person characterised by integral and coherent thought not segmented much less fragmented. He is a Yuga Purush. Amartya Sen also postulated that development should focus on the humanist dimension instead of on the economic growth. In the 21st Century almost all nations are suffering from the virus of conflict and violence. State terrorism has emerged as a consequence. It is debated that extremism is the cause of mal-development in the human society. Human society is in need of a spiritual bend in order to resolve the social fault lines. Gen. Dwyer told Mr. Churchill : " Gandhi is a man of God". People lamented that he was a hundred years ahead of his time. Gandhi preached and practised that love that suffered was more powerful than the force that inflicted pain and suffering. Gandhi is one with Thoreau's principle that " Government is best which governs the least ". Gandhi looks forward to the emergence of a world where "no state has the military". Regarding happiness, once Gandhi said that "All land belongs to God. What is true of land is also true of all other forms of property". Gandhi took the challenge and went for localised economy "swadeshi" i.e., self-sufficiency. Gandhi considered all religions as branches of the same tree, Iswar. Villages to be developed as village republics. Peaceful World Order cannot emerge from a world of inequalities. There is no way to peace Peace is the way. Gandhi spent his whole life for truth and non-violence. Finally, the destiny of India is far safer in women's hands.
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