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7 Positive Life Lessons from Gandhi

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7 Positive Life Lessons from Gandhi 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 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.

7 Positive Life Lessons from GandhiAs 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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Author: Zeenat {PositiveProvocations.com}

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

15 thoughts on “7 Positive Life Lessons from Gandhi

  1. Gandhi had such gifts for the world. We all need to listen more and follow his advice. I especially love this quote, “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.” So much more work is needed and more lessons to be learned by all. Thank you!

  2. I could never choose one, although right now I really resonate with the first one on love. We do need to clean up our own minds, don’t we? Sending you so much love.

  3. Your writing and sharing of Gandhi just fills my heart…I will be happilys sharing this post, Zeenat. I was blessed to be traveling in India during his birthday in 2004. After visiting Jaipur, my friend and I arrived in Agra to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise. The spirit of Gandhi filled the beautiful space with many memories. Om shanti, shanti.

  4. Thanks for sharing Zeenat – Ghandi was a great inspiration often, thanks for tieing some of this together in a post

  5. Beautiful, thank you for sharing the lessons from this amazing man. May it be an inspiration for us all to live life with integrity and kindness and to spread it to the world.

  6. I have always loved his wisdom. I especially like the quote about acceptance and religion. I hold that hope in my heart always.

  7. Thank you for sharing the wisdom and 7 Positive Life Lessons from Gandhi. One by one, we make a powerful impact on the world when we hold our peace and live our truth.

  8. This is so beautiful, Zeenat! Tank you for sharing this. I remember reading Gandhi’s Autobiography and I felt so privileged to have this man, through the pages of his book, speaking directly to my heart.

  9. “Loving despite the vivid knowledge that the one that must be loved is not a friend.” Yup. This.

  10. As i live by the Gandhi words Be the Change- I love your post Zeenat, Like Reba loved his Autobiography and this post is a great reflection on his wisdom , thank you hugs 💞

  11. Gandhi was a great teacher. Thank you for sharing the quotes for inspiration. Kind thoughts to you.

  12. Thank you for sharing, this is such good timing:)

  13. My favorite is the one on acceptance and religion. Ultimately, I think all religions are teaching the same message of love. It’s amazing how much hate and violence comes from a lack of acceptance of other religions. Love all of these quotes!

  14. Thank you for sharing such beautiful wisdom. I think the last quote about acceptance – the bee gathering honey is my favorite. It’s such a good analogy. There is sweetness to be found everywhere.

  15. Love this Zeenat…I honestly don’t have a favorite…they’re all so fabulous and inspiring. Thank you for putting this together.

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