Gandhigiri is practiced by many. It is a relatively new term in the Indian dictionary used to express the tenets of Gandhism Gandhian thoughts have become increasingly relevant in today’s world particularly when corruption, violence lack of moral ethics is rampant in our society. Keeping this in mind we bring you a collection of this sayings for rapid reference in this book. Extracted from his writings and speeches on subjects like truth, non-violence, love, women, religion, life, god, faith, Satyagraha and Indian these quotes give the reader an idea of the working of Gandhi’s mind the growth of this thoughts and the practical techniques which he adopted. It is not just another inspirational book. In its pages it unfolds the secret to a successful life.
Mahatma Gandhi won a great non-violent battle against the mighty British Empire and in the process evolved a moral force so powerful that it attracted the attention and admiration of the world.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 at Porbandar a small town on the western coast of India. Born in a middle class family his father was the Dewan or Prime Minister of Porbandar. Putlibai Mohandas mother, was a saintly character, gentle and devout and left a lasting impression on her son’s mind. While he was still in high school he was married at the age of thirteen to Kasturbai who was also of the same age.
Mahatma Gandhi was not only a patriot politician and nation builder but much more. He was essentially a moral force whose appeal was to the conscience of man and therefore universal.
It was a life that encompassed the compassion of Gautam Buddha and the passion of Jesus Christ. Perhaps this prompted Albert Einstein to say that the forthcoming generations would not even believe that such a man walked on this planet.
Gandhi influenced important leaders and political movements. Gandhi’s life and teachings continued to be a source of inspiration and emulation for great leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. Cesar Chavez and Nelson Mandela.
Gandhi was a prolific writer. He edited several newspapers and wrote a few books including his autobiography. The story of my experiments with truth, Satyagraha in South Africa about his struggle there Hind Swaraj a political pamphlet and a paraphrase in Gujarati of John Ruskin’s unto this last his programme on economics. He also wrote extensively on subjects like truth non-violence, Satyagraha etc. which are known universally.
Gandhian thoughts have become increasingly relevant in today’s world particularly when corruption, violence, lack of moral ethics is rampant in our society. Accordingly once can understand Gandhian thoughts only by keeping them closely linked to the sense of sincerity and truthfulness.
This book is a collection of pithy sayings of Mahatma Gandhi on various subjects and important issues for rapid references.
These selected quotations have been extracted from his writings and speeches on subjects like truth non-violence, freedom, women, religion, life, god, faith, Satyagraha and India and will give the reader some idea of the working of Gandhi’s mind the growth of his thoughts and the practical techniques which he adopted.
Gandhi always advocated achieving independence through peaceful means as these quotes will show. While others used physical force to subjugate people, Gandhi used soul force and wisdom. These quotes make us realize the power of persuasion that Gandhi used to a great effect. Now for many they are not just words but the power of life.
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