Gandhi

30 Jun

Some interesting stuff I stumbled upon while researching Ghandi…

Mahatma Gandhi spoke English with an Irish accent (his teacher was irish)

He had a set of false teeth, which he carried in a fold of his loin cloth.

Mahatma Gandhi experimented with diets to see how cheaply he could live and remain healthy. He started living principally on fruit and goats’ milk and olive oil.

Mahatma Gandhi inspired millions of people world over to take the path of non-violence and civil disobedience. 5 world leaders who got Noble Peace prize viz. Martin Luther King Jr. (USA), Dalai Lama (Tibet), Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar), Nelson Mandela (S. Africa) and Adolfo Perez Esquivel (Argentina) have acknowledged the fact that they were influenced by the philosophy of Gandhi.

“You might think that, in the broadest sense, people like Hitler are very special. What is fascinating is that, Hitler was not very special at all. As you will see when you read about him, he was intelligent, determined, a good organizer and a superb speaker. Most of all, he had a burning desire to be a dictator and to conquer as much of the world as he could. However, Hitler was not special in the sense that he was unique; there are many Hitler-like people in the world. Every country, every culture, perhaps every organization has always had such people. (Look around you, and you will see what I mean.)

Gandhi, on the other hand was unique. Read and research history for as long as you want, read the newspapers every day of your life, and you will find no one else like Gandhi.

Strange as it seems, that is the general rule: goodness is expressed in unique ways, evil is not only commonplace, but common.” – source

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One Response to “Gandhi”

  1. Chase June 30, 2011 at 9:00 PM #

    This is very true and the sad thing is the world knows more about Hitler then they do Gandhi.. Thank you for pointing out a good man.

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