Mahatma Gandhiji is respected as the
Ambassador of Peace and harmony by the entire world. There are institutes for studies of Gandhiji’s
methods. There is a PG course too in
Gandhian peace. Gandhiji was
taken as an example by Martin Luther King in USA and Nelson Mandela in South
Africa. Gandhiji firmly believed that
joy and prosperity for the mankind in the world can only be brought by peace
and mutual respect for the different cultures and religions that we follow.
Gandhiji taught that the power that is secured
with love is much greater than that is snatched by frightening people. That power will last permanently. One needs to fight but peacefully and
non-violently, with courage. We could
use protests, non-cooperation, civil
disobedience, silent suffering, breaking
of laws and filling of jails to fight against violence and atrocities. We do neither agree nor yield to the enemy. The best way to resolve conflicts is by
Fighting violently against atrocities and
retaliating killings or warring boringly only bring more sorrow for people and
destroy our world. War creates orphans, homeless
and destruction of property. Gandhiji
proved that liberty, equality, justice and democracy of a nation can be
obtained by peace associated with its weapons.
We can die (sacrifice our lives) for many
noble causes that bring peace to the world.
But killing is not justified whatever the reason or cause be. He sacrificed his own law practice in
Durban. He was earning a lot there. Gandhiji trained a number of volunteers in
South Africa on Satyagraha and its ways.
Gandhiji gave many speeches, wrote many articles on peace, followed them
and asked others to follow them. He advised many Indian fighters who took to
violence, to stop that and join his peaceful fight.
He said that if we continue to take an
eye for an eye then all will later become blind. We are all human beings at the bottom of our
hearts. The peaceful approaches will
bring out those humanitarian feelings from the enemy at one point of time. We should not let the cultural, political,
religious and other differences to get us in fights. War is only good for destruction and no joy. We need to observe a powerful self-restraint
and bear the injustice (in masses) until it wears down.
lead an exemplary life practicing what we teach. So we must follow peaceful ways to get what we want. Then the world will change and evolve. What changes we want to see in the world or
the other person, we must first become those changes.
Then we see the new world that we wanted. We show the other cheek when one slaps us on one cheek. Gandhiji let many Englishmen out of India
on Independence, in spite of them killing Indians deliberately. Gandhiji gathered, inspired and retained
courage of millions of people with his inventions of peace tools.
Had Gandhiji been some selfish, he could not
have become the father of the nation.
Nor his tools of peace could have succeeded. He was
voted the man of the 20th century.
There is an International peace day and International peace prize on his
name. His firm beliefs in God,
underlying humanitarian nature inside every person, fearlessness, selflessness,
honesty, transparency and power of truth have made him the ambassador of peace.