Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tribute to Gandhi!


When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator ~ Gandhi

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Gandhi

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” -  Gandhi

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Gandhi

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. Gandhi

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. Gandhi

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.Gandhi

Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.Gandhi

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.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. Gandhi

One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.Gandhi

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.Gandhi

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.Gandhi

When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always.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.Gandhi

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.Gandhi, 1931



On January 30th, 1948, he was walking slowly from his home to attend a prayer meeting when a thirty-nine years old Hindu called Nathuram Godse who mistakenly thought Gandhi was harming the Hindus by being friendly to Muslims shot the Great Soul after respectfully bowing to him. A few minutes later a man came out to the waiting crowd and announced that the little old man who sacrificed with all he had for his country, who reshaped the lives of many, who changed the path of the world, who inspired -and still will inspire- mankind till the end of the world was dead.

2 comments:

Alkomi said...

may god bless his soul

nice post to remember a great legendary such like Mahatma

Eman Hashim said...

May he rest in peace. You can agree or disagree, but someone has to respect such a life and a legacy.
Thanks Alkomi