Posted: 31.10.2016
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
The Backdrop and Analysis of the Current Tension On October 02 the world celebrated the International Day of Nonviolence in honour of Mahatma Gandhi, an apostle of ahimsa who used nonviolence as a powerful weapon to defeat the forces of violence represented by imperialism. Appalled by the rising tide of a culture of violence and hatred, on June 15, 2007 the member states of the United Nations unanimously voted...
Posted: 30.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Paper presented at the International Meeting organized by the Community of Sant Egidio at Cracow from Sept. 6 to 8, 2009 Introduction The word ‘religion’ is used globally to mean ‘ dharma ’ in the Sanskrit and Hindi languages, but as a matter of fact it falls short of the real meaning the word ‘ dharma ’ carries with it. The word ‘religion’ stands for the belief in god or gods or (semi-) divine...
Posted: 28.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Global Scenario The world today is mired in violence, hatred, corruption, ethnic, racial and religious fanaticism and political killings. What fills my heart with sadness and grief is that it is mostly youths and children around the world who are in the forefront of the campaigns that kill and divide people in the name of religion, nationalism, racism and political rivalries. My sadness increases manifold when...
Posted: 27.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Jainism has in it the deep roots of the spirit of nonkilling. It enjoins its followers to abstain from killing not only humans but from all forms of life that inhabit this universe. The Jaina scriptures use the word ‘ ahimsa ’ for nonkilling. Its nearest substitute in English is nonviolence but it falls short of the profound meaning with which ‘ ahimsa ’ is interpreted in Jainism. It not only means...
Posted: 21.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
THE JAIN RELIGIOUS TRADITION is firmly rooted in ahimsa (nonviolence). It enjoins its followers to adjure violence in word, thought and deed and refrain from resorting to coercion, intolerance, possessiveness, untruth and lustful desires. It is a path of peace and purity and forbids the use of violence even in self-defense. Revenge or hatred has no place in it. It exhorts all human beings to show tolerance...
Posted: 20.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Paper presented at the 11th General Conference of The International Peace Research Association (IPRA) held at the University of Queensland, BRISBANE, Australia from July 8 to 12, 1996 Nonviolence: Concept, Meaning and Its Many Facets Nonviolence is being recognized increasingly in the world today as a powerful means to solve all the problems humanity is facing these days. But unless we gain a deep insight into...
Posted: 19.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
The Global Scenario The problem of poverty has assumed a monstrous proportion today at global level and is considered a stumbling block in the path of integrated social development. Of the six billion people inhabiting the planet more than two billion live in a state of absolute poverty with income and consumption levels below nationally defined poverty lines. Some six hundred million people go to bed hungry...
Posted: 18.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Crumbling Ecosystem and Humanity Though ahimsa, the basic tenent of Jainism, has been in vogue since the Age of Lord Rsabhadeva, the First Jain Tirthankar (Jina or path finder) of this cycle of time, who it is believed, was born thousands of years ago, it shot into prominence with the advent of Gandhi in the twentieth century who used it successfully as a weapon to compel the Britishers to quit India and give...
Posted: 17.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Interactive Hearing With Civil Society 2007 High-level Dialogue of the UN General Assembly on Interreligious and Intercultural Understanding and Cooperation for Peace (Oct. 4 and 5, 2007) Challenges of Interreligious and Intercultural Cooperation Today A Dismal Scenario The main aim of a religion is to enable its followers to live a good moral life based on truth and justice but when we look back and examine...
Posted: 16.08.2015
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Ayurveda aims not merely at treating a disease but also at preventing it. Medical science has also given a great deal of thought to prevention of diseases. But despite a variety of therapies and medicines diseases are growing. Both thinking and research prove that the cause of this growth lies in a bad lifestyle. The main characteristics of the modern lifestyle are rivalry, haste, impatience, intolerance and...

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