Monday, January 29, 2018

30 January - Mahatma Gandhi Vardhanti

Gandhiji left us on 30 January 1948. His memory is still there. His thoughts are still there. Number of roads, buildings and Government schemes are in his name. He picture is there on our currency notes.

Let us all remember Mahatma Gandhi

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Let us all remember Mahatma Gandhi one more time this year on the occasion of his vardhanti. Let us read his thoughts and follow them as they are appropriate today.

Let us resolve to create Swachh Bharat. Try to do small activities to improve cleanliness in our house, neighbourhood and town.

Swachh Bharat - Sampanna Bharat - Our continuation of Gandhiji's Mission India - Parama Vaibhav Bharat.

Independent India - Inclusive India - Industrious India - Innovative India - Incredible India

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Gandhiji left us on 30 January 1948.

Thoughts Of Mahatma Gandhi

Deal with your enemy in such a way that you can become friends.

"You must deal with your enemy so that one day he may be your friend...."  Included in a passage by Shri Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Published in The Speaking Tree, Mumbai dated May 14, 2017, page 4.

"The shape of the world would indeed be transformed if all of us lived in a spirit of love and amity with one another."

"India can't prosper if rural India lags behind, and I think rural electrification is the first step towards this."

If you love peace
"If you love peace, then hate injustice, hate tyranny, hate greed, but hate these things in yourself, not in another."

Labor of a man
The divine law, that man must earn his bread by laboring with his own hands, was first stressed by a Russian writer named T.M.Bondaref. Tolstoy advertised it and gave it wide publicity. In my view the same principle has been set forth in the third chapter of the Gita, where we are told, that he who eats without offering sacrifice eats stolen food. Sacrifice here can only mean bread labor.(Gandhi exhorts every body to put in efforts to create useful articles first and then consume what he needs out of it).

A leader is only first among equals....
Having made our selection we must follow him or the chain is broken and all is loose.

Young India, 8.12.1921

Discipline and Freedom
The highest form of freedom carries with it the greatest measure of discipline and humility. Freedom that comes from discipline and humility cannot be denied, unbridled license is a sign of vulgarity alike to self and one's neighbors.

Young India, 3.6.1926

Updated 29 January 2018
29 January 2015

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