Why is Mahatma Gandhi considered as an inspiring person, who shaped world history?
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Mahatma Gandhi stands out among the great men of the world as the symbol of nonviolent resistance to political and social repression.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was born on October 2nd, 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat, India. He studied law in England, and practiced in Mumbai from 1891 to 1893, and in South Africa until 1914. In South Africa, Gandhi worked to improve the living conditions of the Indians.
On his return to India in 1915, Gandhiji joined the nationalist movement for Indian independence. He was very sympathetic to the lower classes of people, and chose to wear simple clothes. Soon he became the leader of a movement that attracted millions, for the struggle for freedom. Gandhiji was a strong advocate of nonviolence
India got freedom on August 15th, 1947. But before, Gandhiji could celebrate the culmination of his life’s work for long. He was assassinated on January 30, 1948.
However, the use of nonviolent political protests, which he pioneered, continued to be a model for other great leaders.
True ahimsa should wear a smile even in a death-bed state brought about by an assailant. It is only with that ahimsa that we can befriend our opponents and win their love. – MAHATMA GANDHI
Ahimsa is the highest duty. Even if we cannot practice it in full, we must try to understand its spirit and refrain as far as is humanly possible from violence. – MAHATMA GANDHI
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – MAHATMA GANDHI
Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever. – MAHATMA GANDHI
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. – MAHATMA GANDHI
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – MAHATMA GANDHI
A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes. – MAHATMA GANDHI