I was most interested in Gandhi’s philosophy, which explains controversial topics and some contradiction points. Gandhi examines the theory of non-violence about India’s struggle for independence from the British rulers. It is worth noting that political connection is not the primary focus of thinking and view of non-violence. The philosopher came up with the idea that millions later joined; his thoughts were documented in Satyagraha’s book. The first chapter of the book describes the truth and the reasons why people should accept the concept of non-violence. Satyagraha aims to achieve a result based on the faith that people do not need to expect any reward for their actions.
The author also considers individual details in ethical problems when exceptions are not allowed and consistency is lost. The theory of non-violence has found a place in various fields such as religion, politics, and pacifism. It involves a rejection of aggression and a readiness to endure pain and suffering. Its goal is to appeal to the enemy’s conscience and turn them into an ally. Gandhi considered that it is a more effective method than threats and violence. He encouraged sympathy for everything around him while understanding other people’s points of view. Gandhi was ready to make self-sacrifice and inspired all people to do this; thereby, he wanted to make the world a more vital place. Violence gives rise to violence in any form; Gandhi sought to exterminate the incentive for destruction and achieve non-violence in all critical human living areas.
On the one hand, the Philosophy of Non-Violence pushes people to help each other achieve a global goal. On the other hand, arrests of poor people at rallies lead to subsequent imprisonment and other unpleasant consequences. According to the philosopher, this is a struggle with state rules that require self-sacrifice. However, the demand for altruism for the noble purpose with the unknown result is the lack of compassion to which Gandhi appeals.