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Gandhi and International Peace

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These are the Life and Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi as told in his own words. This publication titled "All Men Are Brothers" was compiled for UNESCO by Krishna Kriplani .
Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan while giving a short introduction to this book says --- Gandhi was the first in human history to extend the principle of non-violence as the best means for solving all problems -- national and international.
In the present nuclear context, if we wish to save the world, we should adopt the principles of non-violence. Gandhi said: 'I did not move a muscle, when I first heard that an atom bomb had wiped out Hiroshima. On the contrary I said to myself: "Unless now the world adopts non-violence, it will spell certain suicide for mankind"
With the increased velocity of modern changes we do not know what the world will be a hundred years hence. But years may go their way, yet the great principles of satya and ahimsa, truth and non-violence, are there to guide us. It is our pride that one of the greatest figures of history lived in our generation, walked with us, spoke to us, taught us the way of civilized living.

Thoughts of Gandhiji on International Peace from the book - All Men are Brothers.

Mutual love enables Nature to persist. Man does not live by destruction. Self-love compels regard for others. Nations come together because there is mutual regard among individuals composing them. Some day we must extend the national law to the universe, as we have extended the family law to form nations―a larger family.

It is impossible for one to be an internationalist without being a nationalist. Internationalism is possible only when nationalism becomes a fact, i.e., when peoples belonging to different countries have organized themselves and are able to act as one man. It is not nationalism that is evil, it is the narrowness, selfishness, exclusiveness which is the curse of modern nations, that is evil. Each wants to profit at the expense of other, and rise on the ruin...
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