Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 5 months ago

what does Gandhi mean by by the “violence of mass values?”?

3 Answers

  • j153e
    Lv 7
    5 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    "My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him."

    For Gandhi, violence was a distortion of energy. He stated "Poverty is the worst form of violence." Lying is violence. Some refinements: e.g., defense of self is not violence; lying to save an innocent life from Communist state police is not violence.

    So-called "mass values" references the deplorable behavior of a mass or collective of many when they are distorting the truth; a corollary, the "violence of elite values" might be noted, by the same metric.

  • Henry
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    I don't think he said that. I think Gandhi knows English, so it isn't that.

  • Norman
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Even he didn't know.

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