5 Lessons from Gandhiji’s Autobiography

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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2 responses to “5 Lessons from Gandhiji’s Autobiography

  1. 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!

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