These are the Life and Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi as told in his own words. This publication titled "All Men Are Brothers" was compiled for UNESCO by Krishna Kriplani .
Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan while giving a short introduction to this book says --- Gandhi was the first in human history to extend the principle of non-violence as the best means for solving all problems -- national and international.
In the present nuclear context, if we wish to save the world, we should adopt the principles of non-violence. Gandhi said: 'I did not move a muscle, when I first heard that an atom bomb had wiped out Hiroshima. On the contrary I said to myself: "Unless now the world adopts non-violence, it ...view middle of the document...
Each wants to profit at the expense of other, and rise on the ruin of, the other. (MM, 134)
Duties to self, to the family, to the country and to the world are not independent of one another. One cannot do good to the country by injuring himself or his family. Similarly one cannot serve the country injuring the world at large.
The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole human family as one.
India's freedom as conceived by me can never be a menace (threat) to the world. (SB, 43)
We want freedom for our country, but not at the expense or exploitation of others, not so as to degrade other countries. I do not want the freedom of India if it means the extinction of England or the disappearance of Englishmen. I want the freedom of my country so that other countries may learn something from my free country, so that the resources of my country might be utilized for the benefit of mankind.
Our non-co-operation is neither with the English nor with the West. Our non-co-operation is with the system the English have established, with the material civilization and its attendant greed and exploitation of the weak. Our non-co-operation is a refusal to co-operate with the English administrators on...