EPIGRAMS FROM GANDHIJI

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PREFACE: For apt quotation, easy memorizing and for imparting elegance to speech or to writing, epigrams are handy and useful. My love for epigrams and for Gandhiji had prompted me to accept the assignment to compile epigrams from his writings. There was another reason also, years back, I had complied a smaller book of epigrams form Gandhiji which, at the suggestion of my old friend, Prof. D. D. Vadekar of Poona, I had called Gandhi-grams. That was just a pocket-book. The present Proj...

PREFACE:

For apt quotation, easy memorizing and for imparting elegance to speech or to writing, epigrams are handy and useful. My love for epigrams and for Gandhiji had prompted me to accept the assignment to compile epigrams from his writings. There was another reason also, years back, I had complied a smaller book of epigrams form Gandhiji which, at the suggestion of my old friend, Prof. D. D. Vadekar of Poona, I had called Gandhi-grams. That was just a pocket-book.

The present Project has a wider field to cover. Time too has worked in favour of a larger compilation. Tendulkar's eight tomes are authoritative and useful. The Government of India's grand series, the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, has proved verily a mine for me. Twenty-six volumes in the series have been scanned. Prabhu and rao, "Saturated with Gandhism" as no one else perhaps in, have provided that valuable, ready-made collection of Gandhiji's thoughts, Mind of Mahatma Gandhi. Prabhu has, in Addition, many other shorter Gandhian compilations to his credit and they all proved an open quarry for me. No deep diving was necessary here to park up pearls from them. To all these and other Authors and editors I am deeply indebted, as I have freely drawn on them.

Some of the epigrams have been chosen for an elaboration of a Gandhian Teaching. At places three or four sentences are included together. That is for underlining the beauty of Gandhiji's expression. A slight departure from the normal definition of epigrams may be tolerated in favour of a better understanding Gandhism.

The classification here adopted is broad and there will always be many other ways of doing it. There are epigrams which could equally rightly be classified under two or more heads. In such cases, I have included the same epigram under different heads.

It may sound strange but it is quite true that the Gather of the Indian Nation, who was staunchly in favour of using Indian Languages, has enriched the English language to a great extent. Gandhiji has contributed richly to world thought. But the way in which he has expressed his thoughts for the world is his particular contribution to English literature.

To be busy with the impressive thoughts of Gandhiji was really to enjoy the company of the Mahatma. During the Dandi March (12th March-5th April, 1930) and later in Yeravda Central prison I was privileged to enjoy the company of Gandhiji, and all those memories were revived while working on the compilation. What a great gift is given to man to re-create the past! It was indeed a unique pleasure to so enjoy the days spent with the Mahatma in that grand Yatra.

Young helping hands provided much needed relief. Miss K. Konkar took up the lion's share of typing, followed by Shri S. M. Kale. Aroon, Anand and Nandan Shouldered the rest of the burden cheerfully. Ashok, Visudha and Sunil were also occasionally requisitioned as helping hands.

 

CONTENTS

 

ABSTINENCE 1
ABUSE 1
ACTION 1
ADMINISTRATION 1
ADVAITA 1
AFFLICTION 1
AFRICA 1
AGGRESSOR 1
AGRICULTURE 1
AHIMSA 2-6
AMERICA 7
ANEKANTAVAD 7
ANGER 7
ANGLE 7
APPEASEMENT 7
ARMAMENTS 7
ARMY 7
ART 8
ASCETICISM 8
ASTROLOGY 8
ATHEIST 9
ATOM BOMB 9
AUTOCRACY 9
B
 
BANKER 10
BASIC EDUCATION 10
BEAST 10
BEAUTY 10
BHAGAVADGITA (GITA) 10-12
BIRTH 13
BIRTH CONTROL 13
BLAME 13
BONE 13
BOYCOTT 13
BRAHMINS-BRAHMANISM 13-14
BRAVE-BRAVERY 14-15
BROTHER-BROTHERHOOD 15-16
BRUTE-BRUTE FORCE 16
BUDDHA-BUDDHISM 16-17
C
 
CALAMITY 18
CAPITAL-CAPITALISM 18
CASTLES IN THE AIR 18
CATTLE 18
CELIBACY 18
CHANGELESS 19
CHARACTER 19
CHARKHA (SPINNING WHEEL) 20-23
CHASTITY 23
CHILDREN 23-24
CHRIST-CHRISTIANITY 24-25
CITIZENSHIP 25
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE 25-27
CIVILIZATION 27
CIVIL RESISTANCE 28
CLEANLINESS 28
COERCION 28
COMMUNISM-BOLSHEVISM 28
COMPROMISE 29
COMPULSION 29
CONCENTRATION 29
CONDUCT 29
CONFESSION 29
CONSCIENCE 29
CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRAMME 29
CONTENTMENT 29
CONTROL 30
CONVERSION 30
CO-OPERATION 30
COPYRIGHT 31
CORRECTION 31
CORRUPTION 31
COTTAGE INDUSTRY 31
COURAGE 31
COW 31-32
COWARD-COWARDICE 32-33
CREATOR 34
CRIME 34
CRITICISM 34
CRUEL 34
CULTURE 34-35
D
 
DARIDRANARAYANA 36
DEATH 36-37
DEBT 38
DECEPTION 38
DEFEAT 38
DEFENCE 38
DEMOCRACY 38-40
DEPENDENCE 40
DESIRE 41
DESPAIR 41
DESTINY 41
DEVOTEE-DEVOTION (BHAKTI) 41
DIAGNOSIS 42
DIGNITY 42
DIPLOMACY 42
DISARMAMENT 42
DISCIPLINE 42
DISEASE 43
DISHONESTY 43
DISTINCTION 43
DISTRUST 43
DIVINE RIGHTS 43
DIVINITY 43
DOCTOR 43
DOMINION STATUS 43
DREAM 44
DRINK 44
DUTY 44-45
E
 
EARNING 46
EARTH 46
EARTHQUAKE 46
EATING 46
ECONOMICS 46
EDUCATION 46-48
EFFORT 48
EGO 48
EMPLOYMENT 48
ENEMY 48-49
ENGLISHMEN-ENGLISH LANGUAGE 49-53
EQUALITY 53
ETHICS 54
EUCLID 54
EUROPE 54
EVIL 54-55
EVOLUTION 55
EXPERIMENTS 55
EXPLOITATION 55
F
 
FAITH 56-58
FAST-FASTING 59
FEAR-FEARLESS 59-60
FIGHT 60
FIRE 61
FLAG 61
FLATTERY 61
FORCE 61
FOREIGN CLOTH 61
FORGIVENESS 61-62
FREEDOM 62-64
FRIENDS-FRIENDSHIP 64
G
 
GANDHISM 65
GENTLENESS 65
GERMANY 66
GIFTS 66
GOD 66-80
GOLD 80
GOLDEN RULE 80
GOOD-GOODNESS 80
DOONDAS 80-81
GOVT.-GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 81-82
GRAVE 82
GRAVITATION 82
GREATNESS 82
H
 
HANDICRAFT 83
HANDSOME 83
HANUMAN 83
HAPPINESS 83
HARIJAN 83
HASTE 83
HATE-HATRED 83-84
HEALTH 84
HELPLESSNESS 84
HIMALAYAS 84
HINDI 85
HINDU-HINDUISM 85-88
HISTORY 88-89
HITLER 89
HONESTY 89
HOPE 89
HOSTILITY 89
HUMAN DIGNITY 90
HUMAN FAMILY 90
HUMANITY 90
HUMAN NATURE 90
HUMILITY 90
HUNGER 90
HUNGER-STRIKE 90
HYPOCRISY 91
I
 
IDEAL 92
IDLENESS 92
IDOL-IDOLATRY 92
IGNORANCE 92
ILLITERACY 93
IMITATION 93
IMMORAL 93
IMMORTAL 93
IMPATIENCE 93
IMPERIALISTS-IMPERIALISM 93
IMPOSITION 94
IMPRESSION 94
INDEPENDENCE 94
INDIA-INDIANS 95-103
INDISCIPLINE 104
INDIVIDUALISM 104
INEQUALITY 104
INHERITANCE 104
INJUSTICE 104
INNER VOICE 104
INNOCENT 104
INTERDEPENDENCE 104
INTERNATIONALISM 104
INTOLERANCE 104-105
IRON 105
ISLAM 105-106
J
 
JAPAN 107
JEALOUSY 107
JOURNALISM 107-108
JOY 108
JUSTICE 108
K
 
KARMA YOGA 109
KHADI-KHADDAR 109-111
KISAN 111
KNOWLEDGE 111-112
L
 
LABOUR 113-115
LANGUAGE 115
LAW 115-116
LEADERS 116
LEARNING 116
LEGISLATURES 116
LIBERATION 116
LIBERTY 116-117
LIFE 117-119
LIONS 119
LITERACY 119
LITERATURE 120
LOKAMANYA TILAK 120
LOVE 120-123
M
 
MACHINE-MACHINERY 124
MAHABHARATA 124
MAHATMA 124
MAJORITY 125
MAN-MANKIND 125-134
MARRIAGE 134
MASSES 134-135
MILITARY-MILITARIZATION 135
MILLIONS 135
MIND 136
MINORITY 136
MISDEEDS 136
MISSIONARY 136
MISTRUST 136
MOBS-MOBOCARACY 136
MORAL FORCE-MORALITY 137-138
MORTIFICATION 138
MOTHER-MOTHERHOOD 138
MURDER 138
MUSEUMS 138
MUSIC 139
N
 
NARCOTICS 140
NATION-NATIONAL-NATIONALISM 140-142
NATURE 142
NATURE CARE 142
NON-COOPERATION 143-146
NON-VIOLENCE 146-160
O
 
OBEDIENCE 161
OCEAN 161
OPPRESSION 161
OPTIMIST 162
ORGANISATION 162
ORTHODOX 162
P
 
PARLIAMENT 163
PASSION 163
PASSIVE RESISTANCE 163
PATIENCE 164
PATIENT 164
PATRIOTISM 164
PEACE 164-165
PEOPLE 165
PERFECT-PERFECTION 165
PICKETING 165
PLEDGE 165
POETRY 166
POLICE 166
POLITICS-POLITICAL 166
POMP 167
POOR-POVERTY 167
POSSIBLE 167
POWER 167-168
PRAYER 168-170
PREACHING 170
PRISON 170
PROGRESS 171
PROHIBITION 171
PROMISE 171
PROPAGANDA 171
PROPHETS 172
PUBLIC OPINION 172
PUNISHMENT 172
PURE-PURITY-PURIFICATION 172-173
R
 
RAMA-RAMANAMA-RAM RAJ 174
RATIONALISM 174
READING 175
REALIZATION 175
REASON 175
REBELLION 176
REFORM-REFORMER 176
REGULARITY 176
RELIGION 176-182
RENUNCIATION 182-183
REPOSE 183
REPRESSION 183
RESEARCH 184
RESOLUTION 184
RESPONSIBILITY 184
RESTRAINT 184
RETALIATION 184
RETIREMENT 184
REVOLUTIONARY 184
REWARD 184
RICH 184
RIDICULE 185
RIGHT 185-186
RIGHT ANGLE 186
RISK 186
ROME 186
ROSE 186
S
 
SACRIFICE 187
SAD 187
SAINT 188
SALT 188
SALVATION 188
SANITATION 188
SANSKRIT 189
SATAN 189
SATYAGRAHA-SATYAGRAHI 190-194
SCAVENGER 194
SCHOOLS 194
SCIENCE 194
SCRIPTURES 195
SELF 195
SELF-CONFIDENCE 195
SELF-CONTROL 195
SELF-DEFENCE 195
SELF-DETERMINATION 196
SELF-GOVERNMENT 196
SELF-IMMOLATION 196
SELF-INDULGENCE 196
SELFLESSNESS 196
SELF-PITY 196
SELF-REALIZATION 196-197
SELF-RELIANT 197
SELF-RESPECT 197
SELF-RESTRAINT 197
SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS 197
SELF-RULE 198
SELF-SACRIFICE 198
SELF-SUPPORTING 198
SELF-SURRENDER 198
SERVICE 198-199
SILENCE 199
SIMPLICITY 200
SLAVE-SLAVERY 200-201
SMALL THINGS 201
SMOKING 201
SOCIALISM 201
SOCIETY 201
SOLDIER 202
SORROW 202
SOUR-SOUL-FORCE 202-203
SPIRITUAL-SPIRITUALISM 204
STARVATION 204
STATE 204
STRIKES 205
STRONG-STRENGTH 205-206
STRUGGLE 206
STUDENT 206
SUCCESS 206
SUFFERING 206-207
SUPERIORITY 207
SUPERMAN 207
SUPERSTITION 207
SUPREME JUDGE 208
SWADESHI 208
SWARAJ 208-212
SWORD 212
T
 
TABOO 213
TAXATION 213
TEACHER 213
TEMPLES 213
TEMPTATION 213
TERRORISM 214
THINKING 214
THOUGHTS 214
TIME 214
TOLERANCE-TOLERATION 214-215
TOLSTOY 215
TOOLS 215
TRAGEDY 215
TREACHERY 215
TRUST 215-216
TRUTH 216-223
U
 
UNDERSTANDING 224
UNITY 224
UNIVERSAL 224
UNIVERSITY 224-225
UNTOUCHABILITY 225-228
UNTRUTH 228
UTILITY 228
V
 
VACCINATION 229
VARNASHRAM DHARMA 229
VEDAS 229
VEGETARIANISM 229
VICE 229
VICTORY 230
VILLAGES 230-231
VIOLENCE-HIMSA 231-238
VIRTUE 238
VOW 238-239
W
 
WAR 240-241
WASTE 241
WEALTH 241
WELFARE 241
WIDOW-WIDOWHOOD 241-242
WOMAN 242-245
WORK 245
WORLD 245-246
WORSHIP 247
WRONG 247
Y
 
YAJNA 248
YOUTH 248

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Item Code: IDG586 Author: S.R. TIKEKAR Cover: Hardcover Edition: 1994 Publisher: Publications Division, Government of India ISBN: 8123002548 Language: English Size: 8.7" X 5.5" Pages: 247 Other Details: weight of the Book: 430 gms
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