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Monday, September 30, 2013

Warm Wishes on Gandhi Jayanti.....

Warm Wishes on Gandhi Jayanti.....

Mail from Sam<BR>Samuel

Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi in His Own Words:
know the path. It is straight and narrow. It is like the edge of a
sword. I rejoice to walk on it. I weep when I slip. God"s word is: "He
who strives never perishes." I have implicit faith in that promise.
Though, therefore, from my weakness I fail a thousand times, I will not
lose faith, but hope that I shall see the Light when the flesh has been
brought under perfect subjection, as some day it must.

Search for Truth :
I am but a seeker after Truth. I claim to have found a way to it. I claim to be
making a ceaseless effort to find it. But I admit that I have not yet
found it. To find Truth completely is to realize oneself and one"s
destiny, i.e., to become perfect. I am painfully conscious of my
imperfections, and therein lies all the strength I posses, because it
is a rare thing for a man to know his own limitations.

Trust in God :

I am in the world feeling my way to light "amid the encircling gloom".
I often err and miscalculate… My trust is solely in God. And I trust
men only because I trust God. If I had no God to rely upon, I should be
like Timon, a hater of my species.

No Secrecy :

have no secret methods. I know no diplomacy save that of truth. I have
no weapon but non-violence. I may be unconsciously led astray for a
while, but not for all time. My life has been an open book. I have no secrets and I encourage no secrets.

Guidance :

claim to have no infallible guidance or inspiration. So far as my
experience goes, the claim to infallibility on the part of a human
being would be untenable, seeing that inspiration too can come only to
one who is free from the action of opposites, and it will be difficult
to judge on a given occasion whether the claim to freedom from pairs of
opposites is justified. The claim to infallibility would thus always be
a most dangerous claim to make. This, however, does not leave us
without any guidance whatsoever. The sum-total of the experience of the
world is available to us and would be for all time to come.

My Work :
I am content with the doing of the task in front of me. I do not worry
about the why and wherefore of things… Reason helps us to see that we
should not dabble in things we cannot fathom. 

Mail from Sam Samuel


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