Gandhi´s Beliefs and my Beliefs: Personal Essay

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Gandhi’s Beliefs This is an essay about Mahatma Gandhi and his beliefs about the world, and his belief compared to what I believe and think about the world and how it works. I will be covering the points of non-violence, gods and higher power beliefs and the true behavior of people and what Gandhi and I believe about these points. Also the Hindu beliefs of Satya, Ahimsa, and Brahmacharya. Mahatma Gandhi was born October 2nd in 1869. He grew up with the Hindu culture around him because the main religion where he was born was Hinduism. He heard about a religion called the Jain religion, which influenced his thoughts on the world around him. The religion was based around peace and being non violent to living beings and things. After spent lots of his life in Africa working on Indian civil rights. He tried to make things non violent as he believed that people should be non violent. He held the salt march on the 12th of March 1930 with almost 80 people; they marched about 10 miles a day. They did this because the English made it illegal to have salt. This shows Gandhi’s leader ship and how he believed and made things better. Gandhi died on January 30th in 1948 at the age of 78. Many people were sad at his death because he was an important person to many and people such as Martin Luther King Jr. used his concept of non-violence. Gandhi believed in many things. His thoughts were very logical and do not have much to do with things like life after death and gods. His strongest beliefs were about peace and that no violence should be used. Many of his beliefs came for Hinduism such as Ahimsa, Satya and brahmacharya, which will all be discussed in this essay. Gandhi believed in something called “brahmacharya” which... ... middle of paper ... ...ogically and there are many people in the world that believe in what he did. Teun Koetsier IS7A Bibliography: "The Religious Beliefs of Mahatma Gandhi." People. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2014. . BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2014. . "Did Gandhi Believe in the After-life? What Were His Views of Heaven and Hell?"Yahoo! Answers. Yahoo!, n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2014. . "Not In God's Name." Not In God's Name. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2014. . Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2014. .
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