The narrative chronicles his story from his birth as the fourth and last son of his father, a government official, and his beloved mother who was illiterate but a devout follower of Hinduism.
October 3, H. Gandhiji was truly the saint of the century, and as we pay our tribute to him we must never forget the message of his life. What was the meaning of his life? What was the message of his death?
What does he have to teach the world of today? Every breath of his life, including the last, was an oblation to his country, his principles and his faith in God. The theme of his life was truly sacrifice. Sacrifice for his country Mahatma Gandhi could have been a wealthy attorney.
He could have had a life of relative ease and prosperity. However, he was a man devoted to his country and to Her freedom. Through his tireless effort and his simple piety he led India to independence. Rather, the flames of his true yagna to Bharat Mata seemed to only grow until he, himself, was the poornahuti, or final offering.
When I was little, a great saint told me that we, as people, always want to be in the center. We always want the focus on ourselves, the recognition for ourselves and the reward for ourselves.
We do not actually work or accomplish anything meaningful, but we expend great effort trying to convince all those around us of our inestimable worth. However, Gandhiji was different.
He did everything, accomplished everything. Yet he worked and lived with such humility and such piety that he never put himself in the center. This is a great message of his life: However, the man did not know that the old man in his coach was Mahatma Gandhi.
So, all night long this man lay down on the seat, occupied the entire seat in the coach, pushed Gandhi, put his feet on him, and left Gandhiji with barely enough room to sit upright. However, Gandhi did not fight, nor complain. Give me room in the coach. As the train pulled into Porbandar the man mentioned that he was going to see the famous Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhiji still remained silent. As Gandhiji descended from the train to a welcoming crowd of thousands, the man fell at his feet, begging for forgiveness. Gandhiji, of course, blessed and forgave him, telling him only that he should be more respectful of others, regardless of who they are.
This is the spirit of yagna. This is the spirit of India that we must maintain in our hearts. However, he was not. He was not in New Delhi, nor was he in Bombay, nor in Calcutta. He was nowhere that would shower him with love and esteem. Rather, was in East Bengal where Hindus and Muslims were fighting bitterly.
This is the spirit of sacrifice. This is the spirit of divinity. Even when all external circumstances throw you to the center, you remain humble, you remain simple, you remember for whom your yagna was performed.
Sacrifice for the principles of right living However, his life was not only a sacrifice for Mother India.Gandhi; His Life and Message for the World by Louis Fischer was a well formulated and relatively comprehensive biography on the life, and times of Mahatma Gandhi.
The book also explained a great deal of the political turmoil that Gandhi found himself forever foundering in. Gandhi: His Life and Message for the World by Louis Fischer Gandhi: His Life and Message for the World, by Louis Fischer, is one of the earliest and most illustrative Ghandian biographies.
Louis Fischer not only provides a clear, authentic and ineffaceable pen-picture about the personal and political life of great Indian leader but also. Editions for Gandhi: His Life and Message for the World: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback p.
Gandhi: His Life and Message for the World by Fischer, Louis and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at attheheels.com Mohandas Gandhi’s message of peace permeated everything he did in his life, from the spiritual to the political realm, from family and communal life to the national and global realms.
Indeed, it is still reverberating today and will continue to influence and inspire future generations. The doctrine of ahimsa, or non-violence, was one of. This is a great message of his life: “work, serve with every breath, but remain a simple, humble, unattached child of God.” There is a story of a man traveling .