From the book ‘Meta Modern Era’ by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
“A benevolent ruler, in the form of a philosopher king (as put forward by Socrates), is the ideal person to be the head of government. Such a person must be an extremely wise, detached personality, without any desire for lust, power and money. There have been such persons in the recent past, people like Mahatma Gandhi, Ataturk Kemal Pasa, Anwar al Sadat, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Ho Chi Minh, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Dag Hammerskjyld, Mujibur Rahman and many others.”
Since 1986, every third Monday of January is observed as Martin Luther King day in the United States. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan 15, 1929 – Apr 4, 1968) was an American activist and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement using nonviolent civil disobedience. He became a national icon in the history of American progressivism. On Oct 14, 1964, Dr. King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was directly influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s testament to the revolutionary power of non-violence. Dr. King argued that the Gandhian philosophy was ‘‘the only morally and practically sound method open to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom’’.
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