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27/09/2017

Gandhi’s Truth: Ending Human Violence One Commitment at a Time

Human Wrongs Watch

By Robert J. Burrowes*

Gandhi Jayanti – 2 October, the date of Mohandas K. Gandhi’s birth in 1869 and the International Day of Nonviolence – offers an opportunity to reflect on human violence and to ponder ways to end it.

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Robert J. Burrowes

There may be a fast way to end human violence but, if there is, Gandhi did not know it. Nor do I. Nor does anyone else that I have read or asked either. But this does not mean there is no way to end human violence.

Human violence has a cause. See ‘Why Violence?’ and ‘Fearless Psychology and Fearful Psychology: Principles and Practice’.

It has many manifestations. And it can be ended. But if this is to happen, then many of us must make the commitment to work towards that end.

This is because, as Gandhi noted: ‘The future depends on what we do in the present.’

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