“Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth.” – Albert Einstein
There is no country in the world where the name ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ is not known. For many people, Mahatma Gandhi is India and India is Mahatma Gandhi.70 years have passed since the nation’s beloved ‘Bapu’ departed for the heavenly abode, but his immortal words and ideas still echo in the hearts of many. There’s not a single person untouched by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi,
On his death anniversary let’s take a look at few of his ideology and teachings that reflect on how he was a world leader 7 decades ago, and his vision is relevant in all times to come…
“Poverty is the worst form of Violence”
These words by Gandhiji were adopted as Goal No 1. of the Sustainable Development Goal by the UN as the most important objective to be achieved by all nations.
“What we are doing to our forests of the world is but a reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to another”
Climate change is an alarming reality. Gandhiji had warned the world of the disastrous consequences. If only we had listened…
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
In present-day context, this quote can be a life-changing mantra for the world and all it takes is for each of us to adopt it.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Nobody has ever become poor by giving and this act of selflessness inspired world visionaries like Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela and Cassius Clay aka Mohammed Ali who pledged their life to serve mankind.
“We can no more gain God’s blessings with an unclean body than an unknown mind and a clean body cannot reside in an unclean city.”
One never prays to his Lord with an unclean body, while a clean house has always been symbolic of prosperity, so why not a clean city, clean nation, and clear world? The ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ in India is just a beginning.
“There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
There are millions of people in the world that are affected by hunger. Many of them can’t even afford a day’s meal for themselves and their families. The UN along with governments of member nations aims to achieve their goal of ‘Zero Hunger‘ by ending all forms of malnutrition.