international day of non violence

International Day of Non-Violence.

Today is the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, celebrated as International Day of Non-Violence.

ॐ द्यौ: शान्ति रन्तरिक्षँ शान्ति:
पृथिवी शान्ति राप: शान्तिरोषधय: शान्ति:।
वनस्पतय: शान्ति र्विश्वे देवा: शान्ति र्ब्रह्म शान्ति:
सर्वँ शान्ति: शान्तिरेव शान्ति: सा मा शान्तिरेधि॥
ॐ शान्ति: शान्ति: शान्ति:॥
—यजुर्वेद ३६:१७

May peace radiate there in the whole sky as well as in the vast ethereal space everywhere.
May peace reign all over this earth, in water and in all herbs, trees and creepers.
May peace flow over the whole universe.
May peace be in the Supreme Being Brahman.
And may there always exist in all peace and peace alone.
Aum peace, peace and peace to us and all beings!
Yajurveda 36:17

INDIA, Bhubaneswar : A butterfly flutters as an Indian labourer showers water onto a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti at Gandhi Park in the eastern city Bhubenaswar on October 1, 2015.  Gandhi Jayanti is also observed as International Day of Non-Violence and is celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the “Father of the Nation” on October 2 annually.   AFP PHOTO/ ASIT KUMAR                        

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An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“October 2 is the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Non-Violence, which is a global observance that promotes non-violence through education and public awareness. It is annually held on this day to coincide with renowned Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday”