The Story of My Experiments With Truth

Good Book The Story of My Experiments With Truth release Mohandas K Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he de

Good Book The Story of My Experiments With Truth release Mohandas K Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the twentieth century.In a new foreword, noted peace expert and teacher SisselaMohandas K Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the twentieth century.In a new foreword, noted peace expert and teacher Sissela Bok urges us to adopt Gandhi s attitude of experimenting, of testing what will and will not bear close scrutiny, what can and cannot be adapted to new circumstances, in order to bring about change in our own lives and communities All royalties earned on this book are paid to the Navajivan Trust, founded by Gandhi, for use in carrying on his work.. The best Ebook The Story of My Experiments With Truth fundamentally changed my view of the world...Oft In My ThoughtAh, how often I have sought in my days,To emulate the great leaders, and be gently led,By their virtuous actions and well-laid plans.How often I charted the best courses to takeTo reach those heights of thought and action;And thought evermore of what best will portrayTheir everlasting influence on this humble self,That will make this world to be as they always saw,In their lofty wishes and their fanciful dreams.But all those thoughts, alas, they too crumble and dry,And serve no more the masters that send them forth,Who are now but ashes or just food to now dead worms,And so are their thoughts but food to a few blind men.And this world that lets the best of it die,And leaves not even a soul or a smile behind,For what I should try, what lasting effect,When in showing the virtues, I forget them more?How to pass that time of the night,When all too familiar shame shows its head:Have you forgotten all your virtues,It asks with the malevolent sweet smiles,The dead might banish sins and conquer great heights,But will the living learn, it sneers and slips away.To what profit we move, to what end we sing,Praises of these men, and put their faces in public places?The most good, most fair and most just of men;They no longer walk this realm, what omen there?And when the young can no longer dare imagineThat their footsteps once hallowed these very ruins…
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  1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British ruled India Employing non violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.The son of a senior government official, Gandhi was born and raised in a Hindu Bania community in coastal Gujarat, and trained in law in London Gandhi became famous by fighting for the civil rights of Muslim and Hindu Indians in South Africa, using new techniques of non violent civil disobedience that he developed Returning to India in 1915, he set about organizing peasants to protest excessive land taxes A lifelong opponent of communalism i.e basing politics on religion he reached out widely to all religious groups He became a leader of Muslims protesting the declining status of the Caliphate Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women s rights, building religious and ethnic amity, ending untouchability, increasing economic self reliance, and above all for achieving Swaraj the independence of India from British domination His spiritual teacher was the Jain philosopher poet Shrimad Rajchandra.

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  1. fundamentally changed my view of the worldOft In My ThoughtAh, how often I have sought in my days,To emulate the great leaders, and be gently led,By their virtuous actions and well laid plans.How often I charted the best courses to takeTo reach those heights of thought and action And thought ever of what best will portrayTheir everlasting influence on this humble self,That will make this world to be as they always saw,In their lofty wishes and their fanciful dreams.But all those thoughts, alas, [...]


  2. Gandhi has no energy whatsoever I think the main problem with him writing his own autobiography is his complete lack of ego He is too modest He is too accommodating And he is too good Wonderful characteristics for sure they clearly served him well in his role as a civil rights leader, though they make him rather ill equipped to write his own story There is absolutely no passion within his writing, no fire, no strength and certainly no sense of long term goals or aspirations within the first few [...]


  3. This was a fascinating read Gandhi s writing is oddly simple, even almast naive in places He faithfully records small personal struggles, giving them the same wieght as major political battles Gandhi s zeal and idealism comes across powerfully, as does his lifelong concern with self discipline and purity bramacharya I was especially interested in his evolving understanding of satyagraha and his increasingly strict vegetarianism His ascetism increased in direct proportion to his growing political [...]



  4. Excuse the ramblings of a mind coping to understandis really is a book reviewof sorts.Yesterday, a man in Oslo set off a bomb that killed seven people then went to a kid s camp and killed eighty four young people The world is sickened Why do these things happen Details are still coming out At first I heard an Islamic militant group had claimed responsibility Now it seems that the killer may be an extreme anti islamic a christian fundamentalist What is clear is that somehow he was able to justify [...]


  5. After seeing the movie biopic, I knew I needed to find out about Gandhi so I picked this up Don t let the width of the book fool you, it isn t a thousand pages like it appears The translation of the book is actually pretty good and it reads easily For the most part, Gandhi spends time talking about the little details in his life before he became famous That is sort of the opposite of what you would expect in an autobiography, but as he says, his life was well known by then This may lead some pe [...]


  6. Intended for a very limited audienceMy copy of the book had torn spine, small print, dog eared cover and the quality of paper so inferior, that it set a new precedent for me but I shouldn t complain because a friend of mine had lent it to me Let me first clarify something about this book s genre Gandhi says in the foreword that this book was a memoir of his experiments with truth , thus the subtitle but he particularly says that this was not an autobiography He gives his reasons for this First, [...]


  7. Description In 1999, this book was designated as one of the 100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century by HarperCollins Publishers When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall think of it, always Gandhi A holy man to Hindus, a hero to Muslims, and a criminal to the British, Mohandas K Gandhi was an inspiring figure of the twe [...]


  8. One of those books that needs to be read periodically if only to remind yourself that someone out there sometime thought that transformation, liberation, hell just plain living, without violence was possible It s not the violence that scares me personally as much as the anger There s still some restrictions on the use of violence but anger s got the world s green light Be angry even as you defend peace Be angry on behalf of goodness and beauty Be angry or you don t care So you read about Gandhi [...]



  9. In Gandhi s Autobiography which was hand written by someone else, but told supposedly word for word by Gandhi the book starts off with Gandhi as a child and his recollections From here to his teenage years its pretty exciting and an overall page turner I don t want to give away anything, but his childhood was pretty weird in comparison to the American lifestyle Anyway I found that the chapters later on that involved his life in England overall drab and boring Gandhi seemed to recall boring court [...]




  10. First thing This rating and review is not for Gandhiji and his persona, albeit the way this autobiography is written.Its not very easy to describe conflicting thoughts and dilemmas And yet Gandhiji has described his concepts of life in a lucid way Experiments is the highlight, and the content does justice to the title He has captured in details the experiments on food, treatment with mud and water, way of life, thought process on indulgence and abstinence Also commendable are the details on the [...]


  11. Having read Fischer s biography of him in high school led to reading a whole lot of Gandhi s own writing in college until, that is, hitting his commentaries on the Gita starting with his early autobiographical My Experiments with Truth.My primary interest in Gandhi was his pacifism and his reasons for it The United States invasion of the south of Vietnam had been going on since my childhood and I had become a draft counselor in college and, ultimately, a draft resister after I d started filling [...]


  12. I owe my life to Mahatma Gandhi, This is a life changing book When we think of Gandhi, we think of a man who must ve been perfect, I have learn t about Gandhi at my school nobody discussed about this flaws , We were only taught about his extraordinary simple principles ,But in his autobiography, I learned that he had his own flaws But his immense determination to overcome his problems , slowly and and persistently stuck me I have learned lot of simple extra ordinary principles like Women deserve [...]



  13. My experiments with truth describes perfectly the stoic life of Gandhiji How he developed himself through good company , good books and self will.This writing is an Apotheosis for showing, Winners are not born, they are made I thought this book will be about British East India and our Freedom struggle but its basically about experiments of Gandhiji in his journey and it s remarkable how he sticked to his beliefs Though many of his beliefs or rules I didn t find right or orthodox, sometimes too [...]


  14. Caution This is my view about Gandhi after reading his book During childhood may be age also matters I read it when I was 15 I read Malayalam version of it given by one of my friend who got this book as a gift.This review its strictly my own understanding of him, and has nothing to do with the way others understands respects him May be I have done terrific mistake by not understanding him the way all of you had.This is not to impose or sling anything on Mr.Gandhi and your exalted view of him.It [...]


  15. Orwell Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proven innocent Gandhi may be a saint, but he is one fussy holy man His autobiography only takes us to 1927, before the campaign to free India of British rule He had become famous for leading a civil rights movement for Indians in South Africa where he lived for years before taking the satyagraha movement back to India On the way, he is a young anglophile who admires the Empire, studies law in London and sides with the colonial powers d [...]


  16. iandbooks.wordpress This is the first post I am writing on my blog where I want to write about the books that I have read and how they have changed my life or sometimes just given me moments of happiness in otherwise stressed life There cannot be a better book than My Experiments with Truth to start this journey A book that helped me 20 years ago when I had read it for the first time and now again when I read it last month The author of the book Mahatma Gandhi is probably one person whom I have [...]



  17. Self revealing and fascinating to read alongside Erik Erikson s at a distance psychoanalysis of the saint, Gandhi s Truth 1960 The autobiography is full of surprises At one point in his youth, Gandhi became convinced that India was behind the times because of vegetarianism, so he vowed to convert all of his homeland to carnivorious wisdom Perhaps the only vow he did not keep.Would that his teachings on non violent resistance satyagraha were widely applied Detractors argue, however, that this st [...]


  18. Extremely interesting view of the growth and spiritual development of one of the most illuminating figures of the last century Covers a wide variety of topics A shame that it only ends in the 1920s but what autobiography could ever be called complete , but it is still a fascinating portrait of the man.


  19. I should probably wait till I actually finished the book to write a review But I feel like writting now because I ve got something to say now I tentaivley picked up this book and that is how I am making my way through the pages I ve only just begun, Gandhi is about thirteen But I find myself angry at him I can t get through a page without watching his struggle with a thought, idea or truth His life, from the very early stages, reveals his struggle towards ahimsa,non violence, and brahmacharya, c [...]


  20. The complexity of Mahatma Gandhi as a person astounds me An autobiography gives the reader a chance to see really deeply into the ideas and suppositions that create the self When we think of a person we often think of a character, like that in a story Sometimes authors write characters that are consistent in their actions These type of characters often have a certain personality type or ethical vantage point from which they view the world and their actions are constant and understandable within [...]


  21. I had trouble deciding whether to give this four stars or five This book poses major problems for a contemporary western audience It frequently alludes to another volume Satyagraha in South Africa which I have been unable to procure as a necessary companion volume The final part of five assumes a thorough knowledge of the birth of India as an independent nation and the events and persons that were involved in it than I possess It becomes clear in this section that Gandhi was writing for the ben [...]


  22. Gandhi s autobiography is one of those books that you just have to read, a story of developing oneself and raising the conscience of a people The Mahatma Great Soul, name apparently first used in relation with Gandhi by the great Indian poet Tagore presents with a great deal of detail his life and development of beliefs such as vegetarianism then fruitarianism , simplicity, brahmacharya abstinence , non violence, and pursuit of truth there are also slight mentions of swaraj right of self governa [...]


  23. This is not what I expected from a book entitled My experiments with truth , written by Gandhi himself A better title might perhaps be I am really obsessed with nutrition and weirdo fad diets and enjoy privation as a means of feeling in control, including my strange aversion but huge did I mention huge huge, passion for sex I was expecting lots of satyagraha, lots of moral wisdom, lots of practical info on how Gandhi implemented his sociological victories Instead we are presented with a quaint l [...]



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