1. Introspect. Throughout the years covered in the book, Gandhi interrogates and investigates himself. He wonders why he dislikes bathing the sores on his father’s feet. He feels certain, for a while, that in order to become powerful one must eat meat. He questions whether his all-natural earth treatments are effective. On almost every page, he remains convinced that he hasn’t yet everything figured out. It is through this constant self-questioning that he attains a deeper understanding of himself and crystallises that understanding into a way of life. With so many distractions around us today, it is surely valuable to sometimes consider why we do what we do – especially the things we take for granted – and then consider whether we have good reason to keep doing them.
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Thanks for reminding me about this great man. It does help to think , once in a while. It gives me great peace.
Well, thank you very much for commenting. Gandhi certainly is an emblem of peace, even though he was just a human being like any other. I hope that more people around the world strive to better themselves as we negotiate an increasingly addled global society.
I see you have just started blogging, Pattu – keep it up!