Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon


Mahatma Gandhi 31 - Satyagraha - Poem by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

"Satyagraha"
A unique Indian term,
An act of commitment,
An oath,
A firm resolution,
An effort towards an objective,
A spirit of inner strength and will power!

Gandhiji sowed the seed of Satyagraha
In Africa - one of the continents of this world:
The potent seed of Satyagraha,
Sprouting out with determination,
Growing into a convincing tree,
Spreading its branches, wider and wider
Moving towards its goal in India!

Gandhiji discovered this movement,
Movement of Satyagraha -
‘Satya' - the truth,
‘Agraha' - the aspiration,
An efficacious endeavour,
To seek and search for truth,
To realise and establish truth!

Gandhiji's Satyagraha
A methodology of passive resistance,
Yet, a persuasive movement,
To stand up for a worthy cause,
To fight for basic human rights,
To live a life of dignity,
To seek liberation from oppression!

Satyagraha became a strong weapon
For Gandhiji - Throughout his life,
A weapon that never hurt anyone,
A weapon unaccompanied by any physical assault,
A weapon fully devoid of any sort of violence,
A weapon of peace
A weapon of powerful Ahimsa!

Topic(s) of this poem: personality


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Comments about Mahatma Gandhi 31 - Satyagraha by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (1/31/2017 7:25:00 AM)


    Verily, the satyagraha of Gandhiji is the true path of humanity and spirituality.....10 (Report) Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (12/23/2016 12:25:00 AM)


    congrats on being chosen+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (12/22/2016 10:58:00 PM)

    Many, many thanks to Poem Hunter for selecting this poem as the poem of the day.
    Thank you, my dear friends, for your generous response to this poem!
    I truly value them. My heartfelt gratitude! :)
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  • Gajanan Mishra (12/22/2016 10:25:00 PM)

    beautiful
    well written, congratulation (Report) Reply

  • Christina Simmons (12/22/2016 6:12:00 PM)

    Mahatma Gandhi 31 -
    You captured beautifully what this saint was about when he reside on planet earth by using great tact and imagination.
    Well done for being poet of the day.
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  • Clarence Prince (12/22/2016 2:49:00 PM)


    It's very essential to support human rights,
    And to live a life of dignity.
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  • Rajnish Manga (12/22/2016 12:27:00 PM)


    'A weapon of peace', Satyagrah went on to become an instrument of a unique revolution of Gandhi ji to oust the British Imperialists from India through non violent means. Congrats, Geeta ji, and thanks for sharing. I would like to go through the entire series on Gandhi ji. I quote:
    ** A firm resolution / An effort towards an objective,
    A spirit of inner strength and will power! / To seek liberation from oppression!
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  • (12/22/2016 11:04:00 AM)

    A feat deserving Congrats
    Hi Geeta,
    Congratulations on being recognized as the poet of the day. A very deserving one. and a ver deserving p[oem. Well done.
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  • (12/22/2016 10:59:00 AM)

    Congratulations
    Good evening Geeta Ma'm,
    Congrats on getting selected as Poet Of The Day. Very Good poem. And it is all the more nice that it is part of your series of poems on Father of our Nation.
    (Report) Reply

  • Muzahidul Reza (12/22/2016 10:54:00 AM)


    A methodology of passive resistance, thank you for sharing this poem with us (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (12/22/2016 10:30:00 AM)


    A beautiful write on our Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi. Very well said; Satya' - the truth,
    ‘Agraha' - the aspiration. Loved reading it. Congratulations on member poem of the day.
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  • Seamus O' Brian (12/22/2016 9:31:00 AM)


    A man committed to peace, committed to justice for all, willing to give his life for his belief in the value of each individual human. A life truly worthy of honor and celebration. Congratulations on your beautiful tribute to a beautiful life. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (12/22/2016 9:01:00 AM)


    Gandhiji's Satyagraha
    A methodology of passive resistance,
    Yet, a persuasive movement,
    To stand up for a worthy cause,
    To fight for basic human rights,
    To live a life of dignity,
    To seek liberation from oppression!
    - - - - - - - - - - Gandhiji was an apostle of peace.Yes, Satyagraha was a unique movement of passive resistance or non-cooperation used by Gandhiji during nationalist struggle for freedom of India.
    A well penned poem and a great tribute to the Father of India.Thanks for sharing.
    Congratulations for being chosen Poet of the Day.
    (Report) Reply

  • Glen Kappy (12/22/2016 8:23:00 AM)

    Mahatma Gandhi 31
    geeta,

    thank you for reminding us of gandhi, a man respected and celebrated in my mennonite community. st. paul says in his letter to the philippians, whatever is true, honest, noble, of good report... think on these things. you've helped me do that.

    glen kappy
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (12/22/2016 5:33:00 AM)


    A tribute to the Father of the Nation. Beautifully written. You deserved to be the poet of the day with this poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/22/2016 5:29:00 AM)

    tom allport
    truth will always come out, Gandhi was a truly inspiration man (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/22/2016 2:43:00 AM)

    Congrats
    A wonderful tribute to Gandhiji.... (Report) Reply

  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (12/22/2016 1:41:00 AM)

    Mahatma Gandhi
    A unique tribute Geeta. Congratulations for being selected as member of the day.
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Siddartha Montik (12/22/2016 12:25:00 AM)


    A unique Indian term,

    ]]]is really Unique not only the Line but the Very India thank you Poet!

    An act of commitment,
    An oath,
    A firm resolution,
    An effort towards an objective,
    A spirit of inner strength and will power!

    ]]]]Unique lines not many may see from in and out India!

    Gandhiji's Satyagraha
    A methodology of passive resistance,
    Yet, a persuasive movement,
    To stand up for a worthy cause,
    To fight for basic human rights,
    To live a life of dignity,
    To seek liberation from oppression!

    ]]]] Yes so Passive no one ever thought before may be.

    Thank you Geethaji for your wonderful Lines!
    I wish and Wish that your this Poem makes poem of the day
    every often..

    for your Lines are so true and also about Gandhiji's Satya Graha!

    Sincerely,
    Siddartha Montik!

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts! 10+++! ! !
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/22/2016 12:24:00 AM)

    Dignity
    Throughout his life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 3, 2016

Poem Edited: Friday, November 4, 2016


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