Originally Posted by keltic63
I had the sense that it wasn't the act of violence that was important, but the courage to commit violence. It seems that it takes great courage to engage in nonviolent resistance, perhaps moreso than engaging in violence.
My sense was that Gandhi was saying that the most important thing to do is to resist injustice. To care enough to try and stop it. I'm reminded of the story of the Good Samaritan. One of the best sermons I ever heard on that suggested, rightfully so I suspect, that each of us has taken all of the roles in that story, the person who walks by and makes an excuse as to why they can't help and the person who helps, and even the person lying in the road. When we realize that we are all of them at various points in our lives, we can make a conscious choice to be the person who makes a difference. Kara