what does Gandhi mean by by the “violence of mass values?”?
- j153eLv 75 months agoFavorite 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.
- HenryLv 52 months ago
I don't think he said that. I think Gandhi knows English, so it isn't that.
- NormanLv 75 months ago
Even he didn't know.