An Autobiography

An Autobiography PDF An Autobiography Author Mahatma Gandhi Contra Saustall.eu Gandhi S Non Violent Struggles Against Racism, Violence, And Colonialism In South Africa And India Had Brought Him To Such A Level Of Notoriety, Adulation That When Asked To Write An Autobiography Midway Through His Career, He Took It As An Opportunity To Explain Himself He Feared The Enthusiasm For His Ideas Tended To Exceed A Deeper Understanding Of His Quest For Truth Rooted In Devotion To God His Attempts To Get Closer To This Divine Power Led Him To Seek Purity Through Simple Living, Dietary Practices, Celibacy, And A Life Without Violence This Is Not A Straightforward Narrative Biography, In The Story Of My Experiments With Truth, Gandhi Offers His Life Story As A Reference For Those Who Would Follow In His Footsteps. fundamentally changed my view of the worldOft In My ThoughtAh, how often I have sought in my days,To emulate the great leaders, and be gently led,By their virtuous actions and well laid plans.How often I charted the best courses to takeTo reach those heights of thought and action And thought ever of what best will portrayTheir everlasting influence on this humble self,That will make this world to be as they always saw,In their lofty wishes and their fanciful dreams.But all those thoughts, fundamentally changed my view of the worldOft In My ThoughtAh, how often I have sought in my days,To emulate the great leaders, and be gently led,By their virtuous actions and well laid plans.How often I charted the best courses to takeTo reach those heights of thought and action And thought ever of what best will portrayTheir everlasting influence on this humble self,That will make this world to be as they always saw,In their lofty wishe
Gandhi has no energy whatsoever I think the main problem with him writing his own autobiography is his complete lack of ego He is too modest He is too accommodating And he is too good Wonderful characteristics for sure they clearly served him well in his role as a civil rights leader, though they make him rather ill equipped to write his own story There is absolutely no passion within his writing, no fire, no strength and certainly no sense of long term goals or aspirations within the fir Gandhi has no energy whatsoever I think the main problem with him writing his own autobiography is his complete lack of ego He is too modest He is too accommodating And he is too good Wonderful characteristics for sure they clearly served him well in his role as a civil rights leader, though they make him rather ill equipped to write his own story There is absolutely no passion within his writing, no fire, no strength and certainly no sense of long term goals or aspirations within the first few hundred pages He begins with telling the tale of his youth, a rather non descript and ordinary upbringing It s mundane, full of far too much monotony and everyday trifles to warrant any remark It s almost like he is detached from his own experiences Gandhi the leader, Gandhi the man who has inspired thousands, did not come across in much of the writing here He is narrating his life retrospectively, from a position of success and influence, yet this Gandhi does not appear in the pages There is no sen
This was a fascinating read Gandhi s writing is oddly simple, even almast naive in places He faithfully records small personal struggles, giving them the same wieght as major political battles Gandhi s zeal and idealism comes across powerfully, as does his lifelong concern with self discipline and purity bramacharya I was especially interested in his evolving understanding of satyagraha and his increas
0 00 0 0 0 Excuse the ramblings of a mind coping to understandthis really is a book reviewof sorts.Yesterday, a man in Oslo set off a bomb that killed seven people then went to a kid s camp and killed eighty four young people The world is sickened Why do these things happen Details are still coming out At first I heard an Islamic militant group had claimed responsibility Now it seems that the killer may be an extreme anti islamic a christian fundamentalist What is clear is that somehow he was Excuse the ramblings of a mind coping to understandthis really is a book reviewof sorts.Yesterday, a man in Oslo set off a bomb that killed seven people then went to a kid s camp and killed eighty four young people The world is sickened Why do these things happen Details are still coming out At first I heard an Islamic militant group had claimed responsibility Now it seems that the killer may be an extreme anti islamic a christian fundamentalist What is clear is that somehow he was able to justify his actions because human life was less valuable to him than his ideals.Societies sometimes justify violence war, torture, capital punishment by saying they are protecting certain ideals When violence is justified on such large levels, it can not be too surprising when an individual finds ways to justify violence as well It could be a single man in Oslo It could be a million men who beat th
After seeing the movie biopic, I knew I needed to find outabout Gandhi so I picked this up Don t let the width of the book fool you, it isn t a thousand pages like it appears The translation of the book is actually pretty good and it reads easily For the most part, Gandhi spends time talking about the little details in his life before he became famous That is sort of the opposite of what you would expect in an autobiography, but as he says, his life was well known by then This may lea After seeing the movie biopic, I knew I needed to find outabout Gandhi so I picked this up Don t let the width of the book fool you, it isn t a thousand pages like it appears The translation of the book is actually pretty good and it reads easily For the most part, Gandhi spends time talking about the little details in his life before he became famous That is sort of the opposite of what you would expect in an autobiography, but as he says, his life was well known by then This may lead some people to feel like the book is meandering I can understand this feeling, but I think his sincerity and honesty outweighs that While this book does not talk a lot about his theories on non violence or h
Intended for a very limited audience My copy of the book had torn spine, small print, dog eared cover and the quality of paper so inferior, that it set a new precedent for me but I shouldn t complain because a friend of mine had lent it to me Let me first clarify something about this book s genre Gandhi says in the foreword that this book was a memoir of his experiments with truth , thus the subtitle but he particularly says that this was not an autobiography He gives his reasons for t
Description In 1999, this book was designated as one of the 100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century by HarperCollins Publishers When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall think of it, always Gandhi A holy man to Hindus, a hero to Muslims, and a criminal to the British, Mohandas K Gandhi was an inspiring Description In 1999, this book was designated as one of the 100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century by HarperCollins Publishers When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall think of it, always Gandhi A holy man to Hindus, a hero to Muslims, and a criminal to the British, Mohandas K Gandhi was an inspiring figure of the twentieth century, a man whose quest to live in accord with God s highest truth led him to initiate massive campaigns against racism, violence, and colonialism From his youthful rebellion against vegetarianism, to his successful law practice in South Africa, his struggle with his own sexual excesses, and his leadership of the movement to free India from British rule, Gandhi describes the story
One of those books that needs to be read periodically if only to remind yourself that someone out there sometime thought that transformation, liberation, hell just plain living, without violence was possible It s not the violence that scares me personally as much as the anger There s still some restrictions on the use of violence but anger s got the world s green light Be angry even as you defend peace Be angry on behalf of goodness and beauty Be angry or you don t care So you read about G One of those books that needs to be read periodically if only to remind yourself that someone out there sometime thought that transformation, liberation, hell just plain living, without violence was possible It s not the violence that scares me personally as much as the anger There s still some restrictions on the use of violence but anger s got the world s green light Be angry even as you defend peace Be angry on behalf of goodness and beauty Be angry or you don t care So you read about Gandhi s spiritua
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  • Paperback
  • 528 pages
  • An Autobiography
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • English
  • 04 March 2018
  • 0141186860