WHOLE DUDE – WHOLE COURAGE :
Courage is a virtue based upon an ability to stand firm against pain and danger. The concept of ‘Whole Courage’ may include the courage to do what one thinks is right and just and it calls for the courage of one’s convictions based upon Truth and Action that involves the use of right means to achieve the right purpose.
Mahatma Gandhi joined the Nationalist Movement for Indian Freedom during 1915 and began working for Indian Independence from Great Britain. He became a proponent of ‘Satyagraha’ or Passive Resistance to express a truthful revulsion and to abjure injustice. Mahatma challenged the mighty British Empire with a Battle Strategy of his own. In conventional warfare, physical force is used to overwhelm the opponent and the opponent is either killed or subdued to surrender his power and authority. Mahatma’s Battle Strategy of Nonviolence and Non-cooperation involved overwhelming the opponent with a demand for right and just course of action and the opponent is given the full opportunity to decide and choose his own response to the demand for justice. During March 1930, he had attacked the unjust British Rule in a Battle which he described as “The Battle of Right against Might.” On the morning of March 12, 1930, Gandhi and about 78 of his followers had started marching from Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad toward the village of Dandi on the Arabian Sea. This action was taken to oppose the British law that had imposed tax on salt. This ‘Salt March’ ( March 12 to April 06, 1930) is popularly described as ‘Dandi March’ or ‘Salt Satyagraha’. It was one of Mahatma’s most successful campaigns in the Indian Nationalist Movement for Freedom. The British government buckled under the pressure and revoked the tax imposed on salt. Eventually, the unjust British Rule in India was overthrown in 1947 and the British conceded the demand for Freedom.
I say, Whole Courage is about doing the right thing in the right way and what do you want to say??? Kindly share your thoughts and views.
- Whole Dude – Whole Patience (wholedude.com)