Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kumar101, 15 Jun 2006.
Ok heres your starter:
Welcome and thank you for a refreshing breach of etiquette...
Thanks for the link.
Long Dalai Lama quotes...
Short Dalai Lama quotes
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated ... I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man."
Ooops just realised ive started this thread in the wrong forum can an Admin kindly move it to 'General Discussion', thanks.
Ghandi was also a racist against the idigenous black people of South Africa during his time there, and proponent of the segretative caste system within his homeland;
"Why, of all places in Johannesburg, the Indian location should be chosen for dumping down all kaffirs of the town, passes my comprehension.
Of course, under my suggestion, the Town Council must withdraw the Kaffirs from the Location. About this mixing of the Kaffirs with the Indians I must confess I feel most strongly. I think it is very unfair to the Indian population, and it is an undue tax on even the proverbial patience of my countrymen."
I'm not saying he was bad per se, just there is an interesting other side to him that is little talked about.
"Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness."
who said that? i like it !!
He was totally against it. From wikipedia last paragraph. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_caste_system
He deliberately created the Word Harijan in his day in trying to empower them, however today its deemed to be patronising.
Futher down the paragraph:
I need to research this but could well be true since he spent his early years in SA. His enlightenment years came much later in his life, in fact when he was an old man. He did go through a phase of profound change. He abandoned common cultural dogma and brought about many reforms. Martin Luther King happened to be one of his greatest admirers. Heres a quote from Encarta(last paragraph). http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761557424/Martin_Luther_King.html#p22
Ignore him, he's always like this.
You guys should watch the "Holier than thou" episode of Penn and Teller's show-with-a-naughty-name
"You must be the change you want to see in the world" Mahatma Gandhi
Not the only one to get Hitler wrong:
Take a guess.
Its really quite difficult to figure it out, what with it being in the subject line and all.
Separate names with a comma.