The AnkiDroid Collection (Part 22) – Satyagraha, Cosmology & Tonsure

Ankidroid additions related to Science, History and Philosophy. More information about Anki can be found in this article.

Satyagraha

Satya – Truth, Graha – Insistence

Gandhi described it as holding firmly to truth or truth force (and was represented to designate a determined but nonviolent resistance to evil – the famous Salt March). Satyagraha became a major tool in the Indian struggle against British imperialism and has since been adopted by protest groups in other countries.

Gandhi first conceived Satyagraha in 1906 in response to a law discriminating against Asians that was passed by the British colonial government of the Transvaal in South Africa. 

Galaxies and Stars

This is just in the observable Universe…there is an estimated one hundred billion galaxies in the Universe (revised down from 2 trillion) and approximately one hundred billion stars exist in each Galaxy. For more information about what is contained in our galaxy, I recommend the videos How Far Away is It – The Milky Way and Zooming to the Heart of the Milky Way.

Tonsure

A shaven crown or patch worn by monks as a Roman Catholic rite of admission to the clerical state. A fellow blogger enthusiast Bruce Goodman wrote how he was the second last-ever (at least in the western-world) to be formally given one. Bruce now lives in Shire territory NZ and you can read about his historical Tonsure here.

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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