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Satyāgraha

Satyāgraha (Skt., ‘truth force’). The power of truth without force or violence to change political and other circumstances. It was developed by M. K. Gāndhī, drawing on an association of sat with satya (‘truth’), and agrah (‘grasp firmly’). It puts together the power associated with tapas and the tradition of ahiṃsā, and is often equated with non-violence as such.

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satyagraha

sat·ya·gra·ha / səˈtyägrəhə; ˈsətyəˌgrəhə/ • n. a policy of passive political resistance, esp. that advocated by Mahatma Gandhi against British rule in India.

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