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A Celebration of Non-Violence, A Tribute to Gandhi~

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I believe, rather firmly believe in the Non-violence in thoughts and actions. In no circumstance or situation or state is violence physical or mental acceptable.

I condemn war and fighting. There is so much of it going on around us already, that we are just adding to the Universe’s Mental Pollution, by thinking violently too. Be it just muttering harsh words under our breath or holding grudges or holding hate in our hearts. We are sending out the wrong energy into this Universe.

As Gandhiji said, “You Must be the Change you want to see in the world”.
Are we truly? We constantly complain and bicker of failing systems around us…when in all reality, the fact that we are muttering, bickering and thinking such negativity is a failure of our own Human(e)ity as well as an addition to the Negative Mental Pollution.

Today, 2nd October is Gandhiji’s Birthday-Gandhi Jayanti.

It’s the day a simple man, with a simple mission was born. A mission of Non-violence, a mission of peace, a mission of Unity in diversity. On this day…and everyday, I applaud this mission. I applaud his spirit, his courage, his unwavering and self-less motives.

There are many personalities in history that have left their mark. But, Gandhiji left his mark not only in history, but in our hearts. To say I find immense wisdom in his words, would be an understatement. I think he was truly very in-tune with his spiritual self.

As a Tribute to this beautiful Spirit, I share with you some of my favorite Quotes from Gandhiji. May you see the wisdom in them too –

On Love:

“Whether humanity will consciously follow the law of love, I do not know.
But that need not disturb me. The law will work just as the law of
gravitation works, whether we accept it or not. The person who discovered
the law of love was a far greater scientist than any of our modern
scientists. Only our explorations have not gone far enough and
so it is not possible for everyone to see all its workings.

On Non-Violence:

Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.”

“However much I may sympathize with and admire worthy motives, I am an uncompromising opponent of violent methods even to serve the noblest of causes.”

On Forgiveness:

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

“To forgive is not to forget. The merit lies in loving in spite of the vivid
knowledge that the one that must be loved is not a friend.”

On Acceptance & Religion:

“Like the bee gathering honey from the different flowers, the wise person
accepts the essence of the different scriptures and sees only the good in all religions.”

I could write endlessly about this amazing man, but somehow I feel, you already know how wise he was.

Just think, if a simple man can bring about a non-violent, peaceful revolution and free a country with his sheer will and pure heart….How much can you do?
The possibilities, are indeed endless. You just need to believe in YOU!

With Immense Love & Gratitude,
~Zeenat~

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Author: Zeenat {PositiveProvocations.com}

Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor/Motivational Speaker/Naturopath/Holistic Healer/Writer

15 thoughts on “A Celebration of Non-Violence, A Tribute to Gandhi~

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  2. Would you rather go to a anti-war rally or a peace rally? Feel the words. Can you sense the weight and the lightness between the two? When we use words, we often trigger resonance within and we go to that place of feeling. This is why at anti war rallies, people are angry. At Peace rallies, people are peaceful.

    Now look at the tribute to Ghandi. It is a step to go from violence to non-violence, but such resonance is still lodged in polarity. Can you see that the word violence is still on the mind. So one lives in duality and continues to embody violence, even if it is non-violence. Violence is condemned then instead of smothered by love. When non-violence is then transcended to the resonance of peace and acceptance…..then we have a real tribute to the spirit of Ghandi.

  3. Hi Z,
    What a beauty filled tribute..My life’s passion is peace..I live a peace filled life..I choose to embrace peace in all situations..I believe if I have a peace filled heart, I am then ready to feel anything else fully…if my heart is less than peace filled it is difficult to grow anything else fully..
    Peace is Love based..you shared some amazing quotes..thank you for the inspiration 🙂

    • HI Sweet Joy,
      We both seem to have similar passion for peace 🙂
      You embody peace so well Joy…it comes across in all you write. You truly are peace…and that so beautiful!
      Glad you liked this tribute and those quotes are truly insightful.
      Thank you for your beautiful and peaceful comment here 🙂
      Much love~

  4. Hi Zeenat .. thank you for reminding us of Gandhi .. He was an amazing man – with some great philosophies to follow .. he really set examples for us. I haven’t read a biography about him .. and I’d like to ..

    As you say he left his mark on history, but also in our hearts .. the quotes you have written for us to read are lovely .. wisdom is hard to find .. but it is there for us to take into ourselves …

    Thanks – good to read .. Have a good week .. Hilary

    • HI Hilary,
      If you haven’t read the book…you can watch the movie. There are many movies made on Gandhi…but the best was the first one “gandhi” starring Ben Kingsley as Gandhi. It was the most closest rendition to his actual life. You will certainly enjoy it.
      And thank you my dear for stopping by and sharing your thoughts here. I love to see you here.
      Much love~

  5. Hi Zeenat! I’m also a Gandhi fan. I’m also a fan of non-violent communication. Our actions, as well as our words, can be the way to peaceful communication and a peaceful world.

    Thanks such beautiful and inspiring quotes. Loving blessings!

  6. Hi Zeenat,
    This is a favorite quote of mine and something that if we all live by we can begin to truly bring about change
    Love your graphic
    Hugs and peace
    Suzie

    • Hi Suzie,
      I love your energy here. You are too good 🙂 every time i see your words..I just feel so good.. I think you are instilling some magic in them for sure 🙂
      And which graphic did you like??? I’m confused cause I kind of change my header and published this post together…
      Hugs and love to you too~

  7. Hi,

    I have enjoyed reading your article here and very much agree to it. My favourite quote is “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”—Mahatma Gandhi.

    I have spent many years researching into how the world is, how leaders are born, the meaning of world peace. I have studied hard in my private time to see how I can understand what the real CHANGE is. You see my conclusion in a nutshell is:

    Leaders are born such as Gandhi, when humanity reaches a crucial point, whether we agree or not, the world will always have a balance of everything, balance of weather, balance of change, balance of good and bad, balance of good and evil. But when such balance increase in one side or the other, this then generates a change. Gandhi was a result of a balance increase on the side of oppression, evil, bad and cruelty.

    Malcome X was the result of a similar increase in balance, this has been a fact of this world, the world which we live in. The only difference is, the increase to destabilise the balance happens on rare occasion, hence we have rare leaders who have come about in different eras.

    Remember – as my father puts it – a true diamond is found in filth and dirt.

    • Hi Sufism World,
      Your father is a wise wise man! He said it perfectly….diamonds come out from the rough…but when they to…they shine so bright, that the whole world benefits from it.
      Thank you fro sharing your immense knowledge and insight on this topic. Appreciate it.
      Much love~

  8. Hi Zeenat,
    Being an Indian, I really admire our “Father of the Nation” whom we also, whole heartedly call “Bapu”. A beautiful tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, here by your nice words. Loved the quotes too. Besides the non-violence I also like the ”Truth” , the another weapon of Gandhiji. His great words on non-violence, love and forgiveness are worth to be instilled in our daily lives and make our soul at least a bit like Him.
    Great Tribute to the Father of Nation.
    Thanks Zeenat
    Sangita.

  9. Hi Zeenat,

    I admire Ghandi a lot. He has fought always for peace. Thanks for sharing