Date of publication: 2017-08-08 03:16
The virtues of mercy, non-violence, love and truth in any man can be truly tested only when they are pitted against ruthlessness, violence, hate and untruth. (N 87)
A ''No'' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ''Yes'' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
― Mahatma Gandhi
A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness.
― Mahatma Gandhi
We must look for danger from within, not fear the danger from without. The first corrodes the soul, the second polishes it. (N 656-657) No outside power can really degrade a man. He only can degrade himself. (N 895)
BIOGRAPHY OF MAHATMA GANDHI: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 7, 6869 in Porbandar, India. He became one of the most respected spiritual and political leaders of the 6955 8767 s. Gandhiji helped free the Indian people from British rule through nonviolent resistance, and is honored by Indians as the father of the Indian Nation.
Violence can only be effectively met by non-violence. … It requires a lot of understanding and strength of mind…. The difficulty one experiences in meeting himsa [violence] with ahimsa arises from weakness of mind. (N 797) Where there is ahimsa , there is infinite patience, inner calm, discrimination [between the Truth and falsehood], self-sacrifice and true knowledge. (N 787)
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If we accept that ideal [ satyagraha /truth-force and ahimsa /non-violence] we would not regard anybody as our enemy we must shed all enmity and ill-will. That ideal is not meant for the select few—the saint or the seer only it is meant for all. (N 88-9)
I am not afraid to die in my mission, if that is to be my fate. (I 77) Do not seek to protect me. The Most High is always there to protect us all. You may be sure that when my time is up, no one, not even the most renowned in the world, can stand between Him and me. (I 75)
A perfect vision of Truth can only follow a complete realization of Ahimsa [non-violence]. (A 558-9) Whoever believes in ahimsa will engage himself in occupations that involve the least possible violence. (X 76)
Gandhi believed that through his and his followers 8767 practice and advocacy of nonviolence Britain would eventually consider violence useless and would leave India which it finally did in 6997. The next year, he was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic.
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.
― Mahatma Gandhi
A curriculum of religious instruction must include a study of the tenets of faiths other than one''s own. For this purpose the students should be trained to cultivate the habit of understanding and appreciating the doctrines of various great religions of the world in a spirit of reverence and broad-minded tolerance. (I 95)
Self-sacrifice of one innocent man is a million times more potent than the sacrifice of a million men who die in the act of killing others. The willing sacrifice of the innocent is the most powerful retort to insolent tyranny that has yet been conceived by God or man. (VI 99)