7 Life Lessons from Gandhi

7 Life Lessons from GandhiI 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 Gandhi 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 Life Lessons from Gandhiji. May you see the wisdom in them too –

Some more Wise Words from Gandhi:

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!

Which is your favorite Life lesson from Gandhi? Share your favorites from the video here in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!

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8 thoughts on “7 Life Lessons from Gandhi

  1. What a beautiful post Zeenat. I haven’t heard some of your quotes before, which was a nice surprise and I heartily agree with the sentiments you express here. Love and Joy are our natural states and all the other things we’ve identified with merely get in the way of us experiencing them naturally and effortlessly. Imho of course! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  2. I think the way he gave forgiveness do freely is something we all need to learn. He loved so much and forgave everyone it’s no wonder the whole world loved this man.

  3. Happiness is when thought, speech and actions are in harmony, and exhortation to each one to be the change that he or she wants to see in the world are precepts to live by for everyone, everywhere. Your post, Zeenat, also reminds one of Einstein’s words after meeting Gandhi that “generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth”.

  4. Those are very intriguing thoughts about the law of love from Gandhi. It’s difficult to say what’s my favorite, they are all so interconnected. Thank you, Zeenat!

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