Gandhi’s Satyagraha

Categories: The Modern Hindu Movement and Spiritual Leaders

Gandhi’s Satyagraha was started by Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1947) who is probably the best known Indian of the 20th Century. He was primarily an educator and reformer. His ultimate aim was to re-establish Rama-rajya, the reign of Lord Rama-or, in more Western terms, the “kingdom of God on Earth.” His means to free India from British Rule was satyagraha (grasping the truth) based on ahimsa (non-violence) with an unswerving faith in God. He followed many orthodox practices and was particularly fond of the Bhagavad Gita.