In the name of truth I must expose this man for who he is. This man (weak) is not even on the same page as Jesus. For all those that find themselves following Ghandi you should take note that he was a flawed man ...and Jesus was PERFECT. Many of you follow his wise sayings yet know not what he nor Hinduism was truly about..
here is a look at some of this so called great man..
"This same gentleman has been accused of a great number of crimes and oddities, for which he is rarely held accountable: sleeping naked with young teenage girls to test his chastity, racism against the blacks of South Africa, a believer in the discriminative Caste system, a Hindu nationalist, referring to Adolf Hitler as a ‘friend’ and allowing his own wife to die from bronchial pneumonia."
"Gandhi was a misogynist, for instance – he believed that a woman who has been raped lost her value as a human being. He labelled women who used contraception as ‘whores’, justified the honour killing of daughters over sexual assault – to preserve a family’s honour. Rita Banjeri, author of S** and Power asserted that "he believed menstruation was a manifestation of the distortion of a woman's soul by her sexuality".
Gandhi had some rather warped and obsessed views regarding s**. He hated his own sexual desires, and preached that sexual intercourse was bad for the health and led to bodily complaints, such as constipation. He is quoted as saying that sexual freedom would be the downfall of India’s people. As mentioned before: it is widely known that he slept naked alongside the young girls of his entourage, some as young as seventeen"
"he Guardian (which also references some of the above accusations), he recalled this disturbing story from Gandhi’s South African days:
..."“During Gandhi's time as a dissident in South Africa, he discovered a male youth had been harassing two of his female followers. Gandhi responded by personally cutting the girls' hair off, to ensure the "sinner's eye" was "sterilised". and..."Gandhi boasted of the incident in his writings, pushing the message to all Indians that women should carry responsibility for sexual attacks upon them. Such a legacy still lingers."
"To continue on his South African days, one thing that the Gandhi historical account seems to have left out is his horrendous racism regarding the blacks of South Africa. But please, don’t take my word for it. Here’s an excerpt from one of his letters (in which he referred to the native South Africans as ‘Kaffirs’, an equivalent to the slur ‘nigger’:
..."“Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, 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.” (Sept. 26 1896 (CW II p. 74))
Now I can see why Kat "dont come back"..likes this man..he was racist!!
to continue with this "great man"...
"Did Gandhi also voice his support for the Apartheid regime? In which native South Africans were degraded to a form of ‘sub-citizen’? He most certainly did, here’s an excerpt from a letter written to one Dr. Porter, the medical officer of health in Johannesburg:
@Ara..Hi!..:-)..Im just telling it like it is..this is the account of Gandhi..we hear so much about how sweet he is but never this...so the next time somebody want to throw him around like a savior or something then let it be known that that man was a racist! (which means something to me) maybe not you!
They do the same thing to kings presidents everyone has imperfections and enemies....
you've got to look on the bright side
can you love somone who is imperfect
can you see the good ness and turn away from mistakes or do you have to jump like a fly for one sore spot
The newspapers are full of documented bad stories about all our illusory heroes
see the ideal perfect Ghandi
if there is a fault maybe its in YOU,.
@Ed..yes I have faults..I do. I love all men as well..but it is not a blind love. No man is perfect.only God
... ;) maybe - those people above that i mentioned and Gandhi and more (who were a pioneers in their time) are just a HUMAN BEINGS, we all have a 'dark side' - all of us, at the end of their journey they did more good then evil, knowing both sides - makes us wise, and what we do with that makes us who we are. How easy is to put others into the mud, but than Lotus grows in that environment.
In my opinion people should come to their own conclusion, without being inflicted by others ... that's the wisdom ... Dead People don't talk back, to express what's really happened. It's only comes from 'other people' perceptions, which we all know - it's often off. The Gandhi is dead, and still he has an account??? I don't know ... ;)
"some times you have to let the darkness fills you, in order to see and know the inner light" ...
@Ara..if anybody knows anything about forgiveness it would be the Ameican Black man who has forgiven his white oppressors while still in the midst of his oppression..
but do you really think that I would honor this man after he has called me a "Kaffir"?
Yes now we know his light side and his "dark side"
mission accomplished. .that which is done in secret shall be screamed from the rooftop!
Ara..i found good in Caligastia..yet I could also see that he was very immature and warped in his thinking. but you wont find me going around talking praises about him just because there was some good in him..some divine spark that I am supposed to acknowledge beyond all his evil ways..??
I made this post because too many people are putting Gandhi and Buddah all in the same category as Jesus when one is the Creator and the other is the creature.
Yes, I came to my own conclusion about many things after I was given all the facts about a matter..here im sharing facts about Gandhi. Some of the article is taken directly from his words..so why would he need to be here to defend. he has already stated, it was written by him.
@ ... Auorix, i do understand that your race endured more than others, and still alive and doing pretty good against all odds ... and i am sure that all races has some type of (racial term) for one another ... but as you know we as humans have a tendency to deify 'other people'- which will pass eventually. However to call 'his evil side' - just a bit overstated that's all, he did after all the best he could in 'those times' to his best ability, especially when India was so much in (their caste system of division of labor and power in human society) based on the History, Traditions ... even religions. You don't belong to this 'name' - well unless you are a African wildcat which shares the same name ... ;)
@Ara..it sells the post!..lol the "EVIL SIDE"..but man is inherently evil. we all have bad and good sides.
... ;) Auorix,
as Arthur Schopenhauer said: " All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident".
There is never a smoke without a fire ... ;)
Shall we expose your UGLY side.....A_L ------
Lets start with YOU.....
What are you thinking-- we need to judge people...and by Rumors...?
You want to go on trial ? --
People who are dead and cremated don't need looking at and judging...
they have gone beyond..
they have already been judged their life is over....
no need to hang around the cemetary and dig for corpses...
his ashes are mixed in the holy ganges.....he is already liberated...
and to critisize him is offensive...
Why you want to pick on someone who is loved by so many people?
I find that ugly.
OK Eddie chill out ... now you overstepping your boundaries, there is no need to hang on on yesterday, let everyone grow from their past ... we all need room for mistakes - including you, as you said it yourself you are not perfect ... neither any human ... and by the way you just judge Amanda, i just judge you, than somebody else will come in and judge me and so on and so on - we all judge each other one way or another - call it Life ... with benefits ...
Judge not-- lest ye be judged...
Is that simple enough?
Who is anybody to judge Ghandi?