Morality as truth; devotion as a force for human upliftment–Satyagraha in South Africa.

gandhiinsouthafricaM K. Gandhi introduced a new weapon in the Indians’ campaign for justice. That weapon, satyagraha, was the culmination of a profound development.  The reason why satyagraha found favour among the Indians was that it marshalled their inner most resources, and thereby gave them the dignity which their legal disabilities sought to deny. ‘Satyagraha is soul force pure and simple…’ and that is the way they understood it. It was not weapon of the weak. Source: Gandhi: Satyagraha in South Africa, Nayajivan, Ahmedabad, 1928, pp. 109-15.  Truth (satya) implies love, and firmness (agraha)engenders and therefore serves as a synonym for force.

South Africa Movement.

South Africa Movement.

State Court House

State Court House

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