Mahatma Gandhi, the man who chose the path of non-violence staunchly, was born today, on October 2, 1869. A man of his stature is hard to find in this fast-paced, self-oriented world of today where we exist and thrive. Embarking on a nation-wide march for the goodwill of downtrodden people, bringing in religious harmony among the citizens, being jailed several times for all his peaceful efforts to oust the British from the country, and sticking to his principles of truth and “ahimsa,” Mahatma Gandhi has been a living example of perseverance and resilience, because of which the country wakes up to a “free India” each morning.
While the nation celebrates his 148th birthday, remembering his unmatchable contribution to the freedom struggle of India, let us reminisce his words that can be related to even today, and try to implement them in our lives as well.
- Be the Change Yourself and You Will See the World Changing! You Cannot Correct Everyone Who Commits A Mistake. But You Can Set Yourself As An Example to the Society. So very true.
- If You Think Positive Things, You Will Attract Positivity. Everything Depends Upon Your Thoughts.
- Yes, You Will Not Be Successful In Your Efforts On the Day one. You Will Struggle and Only Then You Will See The Day of Light. Until Then, You May Be Pulled Down Several Times; But All You Need To Do Is Keep Trying.
- It’s Not Enough To Be Strong From the Outside. Mental Strength Is Way More Important.
- The Day We Distinguish Our Needs From Our Wants Will Be The Day When We and Our Nation Will Progress Forward Together.
Mahatma Gandhi has experienced extremities ranging from physical abuse to mental harassment and if he still commemorated across the globe, it is simply because of his approach towards his life as well as his country. If we just choose to reflect on his utterings, we would learn a lot of practical life lessons in order to improve our thoughts and attitude towards life.