"Nonviolence in its dynamic condition means conscious suffering.
does not mean a meek submission to the will of the evil-doer, but it.
means pitting one's whole soul against the will of the tyrant".
"An eye for an eye makes everybody blind" summarizes Gandhi's view of.
violence. That statement is one of the greatest things ever said, and.
was borrowed by other world leaders including Martin Luther King Jr. .
Gandhi did not believe in violence as a technique of achieving his goal.
of an independent India. He preached non-violent non cooperation. .
Gandhi considered non-violent non cooperation as requireing more courage.
and dedication then violence. Through the methods he used in his.
campaign for the Free India he proved the previous statement to be true.
Many people would find "non-violence in its dynamic condition" ironic. .
By the word non-violence Gandhi did not mean mere ignorance of the.
injustices that came upon his people, He supported active non.
cooperation, organizing non-violent marches and other events to protest.
the unfairness of the British occupation of India. In the salt marches.
Gandhi protested the British monopoly on salt and the salt tax Indians.
had to pay. He tried to a provoke violent a response from the colonial.
government. Such a response would show him to the world as a victim and.
not a tyrant. This approach would expose the British injustice and.
would get the world's public opinion on hGandhi's side. As a result,.
even the English people supported his independence movement.
Gandhi's non-violent non cooperation required much more bravery and.
devotion then violent techniques used by some other Indian independence.
leaders. During a march on a salt plant organized by Gandhi, men stood.
in line to approach the guards. When they approached, the men stood.
defenseless, while the guards beat them with sticks. As the beaten men.
were carried away new ones came forward. In this symbolic event the.