Tuesday, November 02, 2010

At the end of his life

I will give you a talisman.

Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test.

Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man or woman whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him or her.

Will he or she gain anything by it?

Will it restore him or her to a control over his or her own life and destiny?

In other words, will it lead to swaraj [freedom] for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?
Then you will find your doubts and your self melt away."
One of the last notes left behind by Gandhi in 1948, expressing his deepest social thought.
Mahatma Gandhi

1 comment:

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