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Part A – The Bhagvad Gita and Mahatma Gandhi
Dharma and Ahimsa
1. Background
2. Denying Krishna’s wisdom
3. Denying Gandhi’s wisdom
4. Reconciling Dharma and Ahimsa
What is Dharma?
What is Ahimsa?
5. Most conflicts involve a Dharma – Adharma Disparity
Ahimsa and the Kshatriya
Ahimsa Paramodharma
6. Arjuna and Duryodhana
Dharmic Disparity – Pandavas and Kauravas
Military Disparity – Pandavas and Kauravas
Arjuna’s sorrow and despondency
Krishna’s teaching
7. Mahatma Gandhi and India’s struggle for independence
Dharmic disparity – England and India
Military disparity – England and India
Numerical Disparity - A source of Strength
The Sorrow and Despondency of India’s masses
The Awakening of India’s Masses
Gandhi’s call for Non-Violent Action
Emphasis on Means (Sadhana) , rather than ends (Sadhya)
The Transformation of India’s masses
The Transformation of the Enemy
8. Part I - Conclusions
Part B – The relevance of Ahimsa
In resolving political conflicts today
1. Handling conflicts
2. Non-Violence in modern Society
Exertion of Power – through Non-Violent Action
4. A framework for determining success in a Non-Violent conflict
An analysis of Major conflicts in the World
Examples of Major Conflicts in the World
Observations from the Framework
Consequences of Military Disparity
Alternate Source of Shakti – Strength or Power
Ability to sustain Resistance
The Case of India’s Freedom Struggle
The Case of the American Civil Rights Movement
The Case of South Africa’s struggle against Apartheid
The Case of Tibet’s occupation by China
The struggle for democracy in China
The struggle for democracy in Myanmar (Burma)
Internal Dharmic Conflict
Asuric Nature of the Adharmic Party
5. Part II – Conclusions
Part C – Responding to the threat of Global Terrorism
1. Islamic Terrorism and our response
A confused response
Who is the enemy ?
What is their goal ?
Should our response be non-violent or violent?
How should we fight this war?
Who are our allies in this war?
Are Muslims violent or peaceful ?
Is Islam a peaceful religion or not?
The confusion is pervasive
The source of the confusion
2. Understanding Islam
3. First Duality - Islam is both a Religion and a Political ideology
Islam as a religion
Islam as a political ideology
Mecca before Muhammad
Muhammad in Mecca
Muhammad in Medina
4. Second Duality – The Two Qurans
5. Muslims and their many wives
6. Kafir – The Unbeliever
Islam does not accept the Golden Rule
7. Third Duality - A dual system of ethics
Two worlds - Kafirs and Islam
8. The Fourth Duality – Greater and Lesser Jihad
9. The Blood of Jihad
12. Who is an Asura ?
13. Part III - Conclusions
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ahimsa and dharma -- Kalyan Viswanathan

ahimsa and dharma -- Kalyan Viswanathan

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