His topics are stumbling on theological secularism, between two and three, the warrior's sovereign gift, the impossible gift of fearlessness, the destruction of conservatism, Daya otherwise, the sacrifice of the Gita, ciphering the satyagrahi
, and the extreme limit of forgiveness.
Leading the violent opponent to satya and ahimsa is the victory a satyagrahi
(one who uses the nonviolent soul force inspired by truth) seeks.
(5) This modality of devotional embodiment locates power in Gandhi as a transcendent, divine source, rather than attributing agency to the productive, performative body of the ascetic nationalist subject, the satyagrahi
. Thus, as Gandhi's emaciated loincloth-wrapped body consolidates his claim to nationalist leadership and to mahatma-hood, it functions as a tactical element in the functioning of different relations of power.
To practice dayabal, however, a satyagrahi
needed discipline, a sense of dignity and self-worth, a sense of belonging to a community, and a code of action.
I further believe that a scrupulous and conscientious observance of this rule is necessary for one who wants to be a satyagrahi
. (67) This balanced nature also becomes evident when J.
Even if the opponent plays him false twenty time, the satyagrahi
is ready to trust him the twenty-first time, for an implicit trust in human nature is the very essence of his creed" (Gandhi, 1957, 221-222).
Gandhi resisted colonial education in South Africa by offering to teach his children and children of Satyagrahi
parents in Tolstoy farm instead of sending them to public school (Gandhi, 1993).
Furthermore, a person practicing satyagraha, i.e., a satyagrahi
, would be engaged in activities against oppression or corruption by a government or government officials.
Jesus has been depicted, for example, as guru, satyagrahi
, avatar and even a danger: Biblical quotes and spiritual reflection blend in a fine guide perfect for any serious Christian library; especially important for those seeking a cross-cultural representation of Jesus.
My latest book is The Asian Jesus (2005), which explores the images that Asians perhaps would have used to understand Jesus if Christianity had spread toward Asia rather than toward the West, such as the Sage, the Way, the Guru, the Avatar (divine manifestation in human form), the Satyagrahi
(fighter for Truth), the Servant, the Compassionate, the Dancer, and the Pilgrim.