Friday, 16 December 2016

15 December 2014 at 23:22 ·

Some Jain Sadhwis came to see Vinoba. A Sadhwi is a woman who has taken the vow of celibacy. During the course of their conversation Vinoba asked the Sadhwis why they were not wearing khadi. They had a ready reply. They said that they do not have any property of their own. Whatever people gave them they wear.
Vinoba asked them sharply, "Then, would you eat whatever people gave you?"
Being Jains they could not do that, because Jains were strict vegetarians, being believers in Ahimsa - non-violence.
Aravinda Pillalamarri using second-hand cloths is less violent than growing more cotton in order to wear a specific kind of cloth.
16 December 2014 at 08:19 · Like · 1
Aparna Krishnan no aravinda. manchester cloth was burnt in piles and khadi was adopted. there is more to a choice than just the immediate non-violence - a symbolisim, an employment creation, a direction ...

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