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Gandhi, Celibacy and Women

Postby Nabarun Ghoshal » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:35 pm

Did Gandhi use women as instruments for measuring his self control? Please read the topic under the heading "Brahmacharya" (Celibacy) in the following link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohandas_Karamchand_Gandhi

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Re: Gandhi, Celibacy and Women

Postby mfumbesi » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:35 am

He was human, hence imperfect and complex.

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Re: Gandhi, Celibacy and Women

Postby Martin Brock » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:48 am

Women participated in Ghandi's tests of his self-control. Men presumably also participated in these tests, though presumably not tests of sexual self-control. Men and women alike participated in countless tests of political self-control under Ghandi's influence. That's what non-violent civil disobedience was all about. I suppose men and women alike were "instruments" in this sense. What is your point?
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Re: Gandhi, Celibacy and Women

Postby Nabarun Ghoshal » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:14 am

Martin Brock wrote:Women participated in Ghandi's tests of his self-control. Men presumably also participated in these tests, though presumably not tests of sexual self-control. Men and women alike participated in countless tests of political self-control under Ghandi's influence. That's what non-violent civil disobedience was all about. I suppose men and women alike were "instruments" in this sense. What is your point?


My point is that leading people in mass movements for the freedom of a country cannot be equated to the perversion of leading women to one's bed in the name of testing one's sexual self control. Are you sure the women who participated in these experiments did so voluntarily?

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Re: Gandhi, Celibacy and Women

Postby Gord » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:35 am

Nabarun Ghoshal wrote:...leading people in mass movements for the freedom of a country cannot be equated to the perversion of leading women to one's bed in the name of testing one's sexual self control....

Well, they're both forms of leading....
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Re: Gandhi, Celibacy and Women

Postby Nabarun Ghoshal » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:39 pm

Gord wrote:
Nabarun Ghoshal wrote:...leading people in mass movements for the freedom of a country cannot be equated to the perversion of leading women to one's bed in the name of testing one's sexual self control....

Well, they're both forms of leading....

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