Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi- the man we called Maha Atma

Contributed by annonymouses

.. Anonymous said...
the biggest happiness in the world is to make someone happy & the biggest sin is to make someone cry..try to follow these 2 things in life..


Anonymous said...
You must be the change u wish to see in the world

Again a very deep hitting thought by Gandhi. I can very much relate this thought to present condition of India and most developing nations. Basic social issues like cleanlessness, illiteracy, corruption, dishonesty, lack of unity and national integrety are very much issues of individual. But stacks of such issues lead to an incapable society and hence an inefficient goverment in democracy. Also as Jawaharlal Nehru said that in democracy, a government is as good and efficient as its citizen. This thought of Gandhi was way ahead of it's time and completly applicable to todays scenarios.


Anonymous said...
Gandhi is not just about big ideas. Here are some practical ways to follow Gandhi,- Stand in line while trying to get railway tickets.- Wait till someone gets off the train and then board the train(Gandhi’s principal – respect other’s rights)- switch of the light once you don’t need it. Don’t keep water running while brushing your teeth.. (Gandhi – Do not use anything more then you need)- Refuse to pay bribes. (Gandhi – who participates in wrong is equally responsible)- Try to educate one person, may be the maid at your home (Gandhi – education for masses)- Do not through plastic bags or any ‘kachara’ on road (Gandhi- cleanliness); try to collect ‘kachara’ from road. Picking up a thrown chocolate wrapper or plastic bag would help keeping India cleaner.- Try to help some old/poor/sick person.- Spend your income for well being of your society and family. (Gandhi- principle of trusteeship)- If you have choice between Indian good and western good.Try to buy ‘made in india’ thing. Choose ‘Bajaj’ over ‘Honda’.Choose 'Vada Pav' over 'Burger'.Choose local 'Nariyal Pani'wala over 'Coke'.Or at least by what has been manufactured in India. (Gandhi- Savdeshi. )Please don't tell me that this won't work in age of globalization. The countries who forced our way in to free market economy adovacates this formula.
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Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Mahatma Gandhi
As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.
Mahatma Gandhi
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Mistakes]
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Happiness]
Hate the sin, love the sinner.
Mahatma Gandhi
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.
Mahatma Gandhi
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
Mahatma Gandhi
I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
Mahatma Gandhi
I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.
Mahatma Gandhi
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Mahatma Gandhi
I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.
Mahatma Gandhi
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Silence]
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Laziness]
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Violence]
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Wisdom]
One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.
Mahatma Gandhi
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Forgiveness]
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Mahatma Gandhi
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Mankind]
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
Mahatma Gandhi, "Non-Violence in Peace and War"
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War]
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
Mahatma Gandhi, 'Satyagraha Leaflet No. 13,' May 3, 1919
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Violence] [Defeat] [Victory]
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
Mahatma Gandhi, (attributed)
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Revenge]
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
Mahatma Gandhi, 1931
I think it would be a good idea.
Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization
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4 comments:

southpaw said...

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.

Its good that the ideals of the forgotten prophet is still alive on this page.

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Anonymous said...

he Vada Pao is made with oil which is imported from Malaysia and packed by some multi national company. What do you avoid? And most multi nationals have Indians working not ony out of India but also in their HQ out of Atlanta or NY or London.

Today a boycott of "foreign" goods is harmful for the economy. Not only in terms of India's growing stature in the world stage but also economically as many Indians are connected to the multinationals across various countries.

Today, if some senator in the US says BPOs are stealing US jobs and India should be blacklisted, we all get upset. But at the same time, we are so prone to do the same kind of antics back home...

Keshi said...

Gandhi is not unachievable. ppl just have to stop trying too hard and stop following...just lead.

Keshi.