inis wrote:One person I personally think of when I hear the term "sacred warrior" is Mahatma Gandhi (though he's not fully in the western tradition, I admit). He never used violence himself and tried to abandon it as soon as possible from his sacred fight, the fight for freedom for his people. Instead he used other weapons, like financial and economical pressure, ethics, speeches, publicity and his own example. He didn't try to stay out of hardship, but shared it with his people. In the end, when he was afraid that he couldn't convince his people of the right (that was non-violent) way to go, he used his last "weapon" by sacrificing his life - he wanted to show them how much he was convinced of the necessity to stay away from violence, he was being "deadly earnest" - and fastet himself to death.
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