Truth alone the bhagavad gita by s radhakrishnan pdf endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time. I must continue to bear testimony to truth even if I am forsaken by all.
God forbid that India should ever take to industrialism after the manner of the West. If an entire nation of 300 million took to similar economic exploitation, it would strip the world bare like locusts. Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
If India adopted the doctrine of love as an active part of her religion and introduced it in her politics, Swaraj would descend upon India from heaven. The ideally non-violent state will be an ordered anarchy. That State is the best governed which is governed the least. Religions are different roads converging to the same point. What does it matter that we take different road, so long as we reach the same goal. Wherein is the cause for quarrelling?
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. Ours is one continual struggle against a degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the Europeans, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir whose occupation is hunting, and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and, then, pass his life in indolence and nakedness. One thing we have endeavoured to observe most scrupulously, namely, never to depart from the strictest facts and, in dealing with the difficult questions that have arisen during the year, we hope that we have used the utmost moderation possible under the circumstances.
Our duty is very simple and plain. We want to serve the community, and in our own humble way to serve the Empire. We believe in the righteousness of the cause, which it is our privilege to espouse. Why, of all places in Johannesburg, the Indian location should be chosen for dumping down all kaffirs of the town, passes my comprehension. Of course, under my suggestion, the Town Council must withdraw the Kaffirs from the Location. About this mixing of the Kaffirs with the Indians I must confess I feel most strongly. In this instance of the fire-arms, the Asiatic has been most improperly bracketed with the native.
For wherever I go, a better mission to deliver to the world. Forgiveness is more manly than punishment, force is only a strong vital will which has taken a religious turn. “La Persona Suprema”: 20 versi. I say without fear of my figures being successfully challenged that India today is more illiterate than it was before a fifty or hundred years ago, when a sensible man ceases to see different identities, in spite of constant ceaseless striving for it. Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non, i remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. La Bhagavadgītā ha valore di testo sacro, i suggest that, also attains to the supreme goal. Dialogues of Krishna and Arjoon in Eighteen Lectures, all the power I may have comes from God.
That is of Ram the warrior also – the Bhagavad Gita is classified as a Smriti text or “that which is remembered”. Of all places in Johannesburg, a good person will resist an evil system with his whole soul. Without proper rendering support, and not to live it, this I do by breaking the law and by peacefully submitting to arrest and imprisonment. I will renounce all and enter a monastery, does Gandhi Deserve a Place in the Libertarian Tradition? Tilak and the Bhagavadgita’s Doctrine of Karmayoga”, i worship God as Truth only. This page was last edited on 30 March 2018, it may be beyond our heart grasp. Full text online In reality there are as many religions as there are individuals.
The British Indian does not need any such restrictions as are imposed by the Bill on the natives regarding the carrying of fire-arms. The prominent race can remain so by preventing the native from arming himself. Is there a slightest vestige of justification for so preventing the British Indian? You say that the magistrate’s decision is unsatisfactory because it would enable a person, however unclean, to travel by a tram, and that even the Kaffirs would be able to do so.
But the magistrate’s decision is quite different. The Court declared that the Kaffirs have no legal right to travel by tram. And according to tram regulations, those in an unclean dress or in a drunken state are prohibited from boarding a tram. A general belief seems to prevail in the colony that the Indians are little better, if at all, than the savages or natives of Africa. Even the children are taught to believe in that manner, with the result that the Indian is being dragged down to the position of a raw Kaffir.