Mahatma Gandhi’s Way of a Peaceful Warrior

“Be the Change
You wish to see
In the World.”

~ one of the famous Mahatma Gandhi quotes

Today is Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday and I thought that it would be a good time for us to remember him.
In India, Gandhi is officially honored with a national holiday, Gandhi Jayanti. Worldwide, today we commemorate him with the International Day of Non-violence.

Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest, is today still a major role model for us all, on how we can act with no violence, on how we can stand our ground and be true to who we truly are on the inside with all our visions and values in tact. He showed by doing so in peaceful, non-violent manners, violence will eventually subside and there will be more light on earth.

I recently saw the movie’ Gandhi’ which was a biography of Gandhi’s life. It showed me many facts that were previously hidden to me about him, his family’s hardship, his international travel, and his life’s work. It is a very inspirational and informative movie.

The movie ‘Gandhi’ also reminds me that I now dream, that great men like Jesus or Gandhi may die a peaceful death, with a sense of completion and fulfillment, as indeed peace will have become truly prevalent on Earth. Indeed I dream that people like Gandhi are considered ‘normal’ rather than ‘special’ as there are billions of them. May all good men live forever, and you be one of them.

Gandhi’s Teachings of Non-Violence

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This picture of Gandhi (for sale at art.com for only 8 bucks) could remind us everyday (if we were to hang it on our kitchen wall) of one of his most famous quotes and essential teaching of forgiveness and non-violence:

“An Eye for an Eye
will make the whole world
blind.”

~ one of the famous Mahatma Gandhi quotes

 

Recommended Book: Gandhi’s Auto-biography

His unusual book “Gandhi An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth” has been responsible for some significant changes in my life, as really is more about philosophical reflections over time (e.g. about diet) than a chronology.

“…..The Story of My Experiments With Truth”: Measure the greatness of this man with the greatness of the title of his book. His focus was not to ‘gain fame’ or ‘to win’ but rather to be TRUTHFUL to the Divinity that can be found within each of us. Ultimately Gandhi had a spiritual focus in all that he did.

In Memory of Gandhi: Realizing Inner Truth

May Gandhi be with us, always, as a spirit guide and healing memory.
May you be helped to also find your Divine inner-truth and
live by it.

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