Today is Gandhi Jayanti – the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, who we (Indians) consider ‘the Father of our Nation.’ A true Libran, he stood for justice for humanity and exemplified qualities of non-violence, in war and peace. Something we could learn from even today.
It is often said ‘the greatness of this man was his simplicity.’ So, here are a few quotes from this simple great man, and a quote from a blog on a few more simple truths by Niles on Painted Soul yesterday.
We are now heading towards the Aries Full Moon, exact on Oct. 4, 2009 but will appear fullest in most parts of the world on Saturday night. I have written the Full Moon report [in proofing stage] and will be back with that a little later today.
Until then Peace…
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
— Mahatma Gandhi, “Non-Violence in Peace and War”
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
— Mahatma Gandhi, 1931
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
— Mahatma Gandhi
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it–always.
— Mahatma Gandhi
“Democrats insult my Integrity and Republicans insult my Intelligence! It’s NOT about politics, for God’s sake, it’s about HUMANITY” — Niles Comer, More Simple Truths: On the Evil of Indifference.