What would Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi do?
Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Knowledge without character
Commerce without morality
Science without humanity
Worship without sacrifice
Politics without principle
The history of the world includes only a few instances of men and women
who have lived such dedicated lives that they have made an impact,
which has gone on long after their death.
Ghandi was determined to do something to help his people.
His approach was not one of hatred and violence, but of understanding and love.
He lived among the poorest people, and taught them to help themselves.
He tried to help the so-called “untouchables”, the poorest of the poor to improve
their own lot in life and help them gain self-respect.
He went on to work to win independence for India, which was finally
achieved in 1947.
Tragically, he was killed in 1948; shot by a young man who misunderstood
what Gandhi was doing for India.
But he taught his own people and indeed the whole world, that the best way
to solve disputes is not by an armed revolt, but through patient
understanding and reconciliation.
His life and tragic death stand before us a unique memorial to the cause
of peace in the world.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi wrote these seven statements of wisdom
- "seven blunders" he called them.
Gandhi gave them to his grandson Arun Gandhi, written on a piece of paper,
on their final day together, not long before his assassination.
Gandhi is honored by his people as the Father of the Indian nation,
and is called "Mahatma", which means Great Soul.
Make it a peaceful dia!