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Religion—a Matter of the Heart

"True religion is not a narrow dogma. It is not external observance. It is faith in God and living in the presence of God. It means faith in a future life, in truth and Ahimsa…. Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one's own religion."

Belief in Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) 

"I call myself a Sanatani Hindu, because I believe in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Puranas, and all that goes by the name of Hindu scripture, and therefore in avataras and rebirth; I believe in the varnashrama dharma in a sense, in my opinion strictly Vedic but not in its presently popular crude sense; I believe in the protection of cow … I do not disbelieve in murti puja." (Young India: June 10, 1921)

The Teachings of the Gita 

"Hinduism as I know it entirely satisfies my soul, fills my whole being . . . When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and when I see not one ray of light on the horizon, I turn to the Bhagavad Gita, and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. My life has been full of tragedies and if they have not left any visible and indelible effect on me, I owe it to the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita." (Young India: June 8, 1925)

Seeking God

"I worship God as Truth only. I have not yet found Him, but I am seeking after Him. I am prepared to sacrifice the things dearest to me in pursuit of this quest. Even if the sacrifice demanded my very life, I hope I may be prepared to give it.

The Future of Religions

No religion which is narrow and which cannot satisfy the test of reason, will survive the coming reconstruction of society in which the values will have changed and character, not possession of wealth, title or birth will be the test of merit.

Faith in God

"Everyone has faith in God though everyone does not know it. For everyone has faith in himself and that multiplied to the nth degree is God. The sum total of all that lives is God. We may not be God, but we are of God, even as a little drop of water is of the ocean."

God is Strength 

"Who am I? I have no strength save what God gives me. I have no authority over my countrymen save the pure moral. If He holds me to be a pure instrument for the spread of non-violence in place of the awful violence now ruling the earth, He will give me the strength and show me the way. My greatest weapon is mute prayer. The cause of peace is therefore, in God's good hands."

Christ--a Great Teacher

"I regard Jesus as a great teacher of humanity, but I do not regard him as the only begotten son of God. That epithet in its material interpretation is quite unacceptable. Metaphorically we are all sons of God, but for each of us there may be different sons of God in a special sense. Thus for me Chaitanya may be the only begotten son of God … God cannot be the exclusive Father and I cannot ascribe exclusive divinity to Jesus." (Harijan: June 3, 1937)

No Conversion, Please 

"I believe that there is no such thing as conversion from one faith to another in the accepted sense of the word. It is a highly personal matter for the individual and his God. I may not have any design upon my neighbour as to his faith, which I must honour even as I honour my own. Having reverently studied the scriptures of the world I could no more think of asking a Christian or a Musalman, or a Parsi or a Jew to change his faith than I would think of changing my own." (Harijan: September 9, 1935)

All Religions are True 

"I came to the conclusion long ago . . . that all religions were true and also that all had some error in them, and whilst I hold by my own, I should hold others as dear as Hinduism. So we can only pray, if we are Hindus, not that a Christian should become a Hindu … But our innermost prayer should be a Hindu should be a better Hindu, a Muslim a better Muslim, a Christian a better Christian." (Young India: January 19, 1928)

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Gandhi’s 10 Words of Wisdom

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In western society a belief exists that ‘achievement’ and ‘stress’ go hand in hand. There’s almost an unwritten rule that if you look too calm and peaceful, then you’re clearly not working hard enough.

What I love about Mahatma Gandhi is that he proved it’s possible to remain gentle in spirit, yet command an enormous amount of strength and respect at the same time.

In a world where authority is revered over genuine leadership, I believe we can learn a lot from the man who fought for a nation with his mind alone.

Gandhi’s philosophy was not theoretical but one of pragmatism, that is, practicing his principles in real time. Asked to give a message to the people, he would respond, “My life is my message.”

I hope you take something from one of the 12 Gandhi quotes below, maybe even a sense of liberation from the idea that ‘it is possible to be a gentle and relaxed Superachiever.’

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Mahatma Gandhi Quotes of Wisdom - Top 10

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Words of wisdom

Mahatma Gandhi

“Where there is love there is life”

“The Earth provides enough to satisfy every mans need, but not every mans GREED”

“The future depends on what we do in the present”

“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet”

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”

“There is more to life than increasing its speed”

“NOBODY can hurt me without my permission”

Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948

Leader of the Indian independence movement against the British rule of the time. Most memorable for his non violence approach, leading his fellow countrymen on a 400km march to the salt pans of Dandi in protest of the British imposed salt tax. Living modestly Gandhi wore the traditional Indian dhoti which he hand spun on his charkha.

He ate simple vegetarian food and undertook long fasts as a means of both self purification and political protest. October 2nd is Gandhi’s birthday and worldwide has become the international day of non violence, in India it is also a national holiday.

A truly remarkable man.

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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings and Quotes

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It’s a very special day for those celebrating Gandhi Jayanti – the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi – as today would have been his 150th birthday.

Politicians have been marking the day in India with a special commemorative walk to Gandhi’s memorial, while other events have been taking place in India where Gandhi led his non-violent campaign against British rule.

Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India, on 2 October 1869 – and many of his words of wisdom still ring true even today.

To mark the day of celebration and commemoration, here are some of the great man’s most memorable quotes.

‘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.’



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

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

‘Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.’

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

‘I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.’

‘In a gentle way, you can shake the world.’

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

‘When you are right, you have no need to be angry. When you are wrong, you have no right to be angry.’

‘A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.’

‘Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.’

‘It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.’

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A collection of quotes attributed to Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi. MAHATMA GANDHI, Open Your Mind, Open Your Life: A Book of Eastern Wisdom.

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