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dynasaw Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 06:54 AM
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23. Gandhi: Soul Force is Matchless
"Passive resistance, that is, Soul-force, is matchless. It is superior to the force of arms. How, then, can it be considered merely a weapon of the weak? Men who use physical force are strangers to the courage that is requisite in a passive resister . . ." Gandhi asked where is there courage in blowing up people? Whereas ""Passive resistance is an all-sided sword; it can be used anyhow; it blesses him who uses it and him against whom it is used. Without drawing a drop of blood, it produces far-reaching results."
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  - Gandhi: Soul Force is Matchless  dynasaw   Nov-20-11 06:54 AM   #23 
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