Today, there are more than 60 military conflicts worldwide. Some of the wars have been ongoing for many years and there is still no chance for a truce between the hostile parties. Will this situation ever change and will the world ever find its way to absolute peace?
The vision of a world without wars seems utopian, but is possible, since it’s only the people who can decide whether they’ll fight each other and continue to live in mutual hostility. The biggest promoter of peace in recent centuries has been Mahatma Gandhi, and more precisely, Mohandas Karamczand Gandhi. The man, without whose work India wouldn’t be an independent country today. Gandhi was an advocate of pacifistic ideas and demanded that the world come to its senses with its anger, and that people stop fighting each other, because war only brings pain and suffering.
Mahatma Gandhi tried to give people a few important principles and truths, the use of which and adherence to would change the world for the better. If we want to live in love and friendship, not in anger and fear, we need to start by changing ourselves. Remember that everything we do is reflected in the world, because others take us as an example and react to our good and evil deeds.
Gandhi is one of the most important people in the history of our world.
Here are Gandhi’s 20 ideas, which show how to achieve peace on Earth.
1. Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
2. I know of no greater sin than to oppress the innocent in the name of God.
3. The principle of an eye for an eye would only make the whole world blind.
4. Live as if you will die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
5. Hatred can only be overcome by love. Responding to hatred with hatred only expands its extent and depth.
6. There is no road to peace. Peace is the road.
7. The truth is more powerful than any weapon of mass destruction
8. Triumph over hatred with love, lies – with truth, violence – with suffering.
9. Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
10. The Earth has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.
Gandhi’s lessons are known around the world, but few people practice them.