Sub-subject: Martin Luther King - Non-violence (Ahimsa) (Baptist). Syllabus:
Sample of the Sub-subject: Martin Luther King: leader of Non-violence:
Sub-Subject Description: Martin Luther King
The pastor of the Baptist Church (Christianity), human rights' leader, and firm practitioner of the principles of Non-violence (Ahimsa), Martin Luther King was born in the United States in 1929 and was assassinated in 1968.
For his struggle based on non-violence, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, the youngest of the Nobel Prizes. Today, Luther King is regarded as one of the American leaders of Non-Violence.
“I have a dream.
Influenced by the thought of civil disobedience based on non-violence of Henry David Thoreau and the vision of Mahatma Gandhi in the Independence process of India; he decided to base his entire struggle in non-violence. The philosophy of non-violence of Leo Tolstoy also influenced in Martin Luther King.
“The teachings of Henry David Thoreau revived in our movement for non-violent struggle for civil rights” Martin Luther King
A professor of King, who had met Gandhi recommended visiting the Gandhi family in India. In a speech at an Indian radio 1959, King said:
“In a literal sense, Mahatma Gandhi incarnates in his life certain universal principles that are inherent in the moral structure of the universe, and these principles are as ineluctable as the law of gravity.” Martin Luther King
Again, we see a Hinduism spiritual leader Gandhi (whom himself acknowledged the influence of Henry David Thoreau), inspiring a Christian spiritual leader. Gandhi has inspired others Indian businesspeople as Dr. Hamied (Muslim).
“Through violence, you may kill the impostor, but you cannot kill the lie, nor establish the truth.
Hate cannot hide the hate: only love can do this.” Martin Luther KingReginald Mengi was awarded the Martin Luther King award.