How Gandhi dealt with People He didn't like - Effective tips to handle toxic people

This is the first time Mohandas K. Gandi was terribly discriminated. Gandhi was on Indian train but controlled by British colonial in the first class where he's supposed to sit. Yet he was not allowed since he is not White British and he was kicked out the train. And that this was the first time for Gandhi to confront with evil and he promised himself to change such system. He never hates people but he dislikes the system and mindset. Hence, when Gandhi fought for independence he fought against the bad mind of the British.

This is very valuable teaching ever mentioned in the book of mankind. Perhaps all readers did not hear this message as well. Gandhi's message to deal with people especially our rival very differently from anyone else and at least he influenced many later scholars such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King, and Aung San Suu Kyi. Gandhi's advice to resolve with our enemies by dealing with their mindset. Try to change their mind, not forcing their physical apparence.

To Gandhi, there is nothing wrong with our physical apparence. Without mind or heart, it worths nothing. It contains nothing except a blank body. Hence, using force to hit's people in order to change their mind is impossible. Only using mind to change mind would work effectively. This technique reminds us how we should deal with ISIS, the radical Islamist groups in the Middle East as well.

What the Western has used to resolve the conflict does not help change the situation all all. They should rather use Gandhi's peaceful method. They should begin from talking in order to understand each other. It is because of misunderstanding that makes thing worse like this an if we use voilent force will rather expand the mistrust, misunderstand and hatred etc.

What the article wants to illustrate is about Gandh's peaceful way of dealing with all kinds of issues. Gandhi have learned the technique since he was young. Even though he was discriminated, he was betrayed, and he was beaten by the stranger, he never loses his temper. He always stay calm and dealing with problem peacefully. Like what have been described in his book the Third Class in Indian Railways in 1917, Gandhi confronted the situation peacefully. He knows that it's not people's mistake. It is rather people's mind that have problem and he wants to fix this mindset.

The whole story is detailed in The Third Class in Indian Railways in 1917 book. Please kindly refer to it for greater understanding Gandh's best concept. And perhaps one can apply his technique in his or her own daily life.

Below is just an introduction of the book, please enjoy reading it:

"I have now been in India for over two years and a half after my return from South Africa. Over one quarter of that time I have passed on the Indian trains travelling third class by choice. I have travelled up north as far as Lahore, down south up to Tranquebar, and from Karachi to Calcutta. Having resorted to third class travelling, among other reasons, for the purpose of studying the conditions under which this class of passengers travel, I have naturally made as critical observations as I could. I have fairly covered the majority of railway systems during this period. Now and then I have entered into correspondence with the management of the different railways about the defects that have come under my notice. But I think that the time has come when I should invite the press and the public to join in a crusade against a grievance which has too long remained unredressed, though much of it is capable of redress without great difficulty.

On the 12th instant I booked at Bombay for Madras by the mail train and paid Rs. 13-9. It was labelled to carry 22 passengers. These could only have seating accommodation. There were no bunks in this carriage whereon passengers could lie with any degree of safety or comfort. There were two nights to be passed in this train before reaching Madras. If not more than 22 passengers found their way into my carriage before we reached Poona, it was because the bolder ones kept the others at bay. With the exception of two or three insistent passengers, all had to find their sleep being seated all the time. After reaching Raichur the pressure became [Pg 4]unbearable. The rush of passengers could not be stayed. The fighters among us found the task almost beyond them. The guards or other railway servants came in only to push in more passengers...."
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