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Ahimsa — Gandhi's Nonviolent Political Action - Yoga St. Louis
Yoga Precepts in the Indian Independence Movement The nonviolent campaign to free India from British rule, led by Mahatma Gandhi, relied on yogic ahimsa (nonviolence) and satya (truthfulness) to transform the political process. Subsequently, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. adopted these precepts in the American Civil Rights Movement. Gandhi’s goal was to convert his so-called enemies …