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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi born October-second eighteen-sixty-nine in Porbandar India Whats the best way to describe Gandhi Perhaps strong loving selfless genuine courageous self-sufficient frugal and intelligent come to mind All these words belong to and suitably depict a great hero and certainly Gandhi is a great hero whose special power is that of unmatched focus determination and courage Much of the struggles and suffering that Gandhi purposely produced at his own desire were to initiate a social change to create harmony to achieve equality and to deter discrimination He would recommend and actively demonstrate civil disobedience as a moral method to achieve these goals and would welcome and embrace suffering in the process Gandhi and his faithful followers used civil disobedience as a tool for social reform and consequently with great fortitude were subject to continuous imprisonment and instances of harsh beatings They exhibited a vow of fearlessness They strived to eliminate discrimination and inequity in South Africa and India and they welcomed personal suffering to do so Civil disobedience however would not be effective without the moral power of and commitment to Satyagraha Gandhis concept of Satyagraha was a way of living during a time of oppression exploitation and discrimination It was a tactic used to appeal to people morally rather than intimidate them violently It literally means clinging to truth Gandhi 1951 and in this case Truth symbolizes God and therefore the true Satyagrahi is accordingly a man of God Gandhi 1951 If Truth is God then to cling to Truth would be to cling to God or to follow His example to do as God would do to act as God would act on God loves all and does not discriminate according to the color of a persons skin and He did not create nor would He impose castes classes or slaves therefore as God would not do any of these things the Satyagrahi did not also The Satyagrahi
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