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Author QuotedRomain Rolland
Title QuotedInde: journal 1915-1943
Date (Year/Month/Day)1961/07/09
ImprintParis. Lausanne Bâle : Vineta, 1951
QuotationPoints from Gandhi on non-cooperation (R. Rolland, Inde, p. 327) 1. To refuse military service when the time has come for it is to act after the time to combat. The evil has run out. Mil[itary] service is only a symptom of a deeper evil. All who support the state in other ways besides this are equally guilty. (I mean support a state organizing for war.) 2. All cooperation must be withdrawn from a state organizing for war. The precise way of going about it varies. Means refusal of privileges and advantages as well as of service.
Quotation SourceTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 141
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