'Baapu' or the 'Father of India', Shri Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a legend whom the world remembers for his bravery and sacrifices. He was the man behind many revolutions in India. One of the main personalities and freedom fighters that helped India in snatching its freedom back from the hands of the Britishers. He was born to Shri Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai on 2nd October 1869. His birthday is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti in India. He was from Porbandar, Gujarat and his heart belonged only to India. October 2nd, Gandhi Jayanti, is also celebrated as International Day of Non-Violence.
"दे दी हमें आज़ादी बिना खड़ग बिना ढाल, साबरमती के संत तूने कर दिया कमाल" this one line sums up the biggest reason why everyone admires Mahatma Gandhi so much. These lines represent the gratitude of people towards Mahatma Gandhi for giving them freedom without the use of weapons and shields. Every Indian on 2nd October remembers Shri Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi( Mahatma Gandhi) for the lessons and incredible legacy he has left behind.
His teachings have made an impact on society. This Gandhi Jayanti, with the help of the best quotes by Gandhiji, let’s take a look at five lessons that all of us should learn from Mahatma Gandhi.
- "A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes."- Gandhiji always suggested that a person should always have great thoughts. No amount of money can make a person grand, but good thoughts hold that power. A person becomes what he thinks and hence, it does not matter where a person stands or where they come from, they can reach their destination with a great mindset and wonderful thoughts.
- "My life is my message"- The way a person lives his life may directly or indirectly inspire the lives of others. Hence, people should try their best to walk the right path that enlightens the people in a good way. Gandhiji himself is the biggest example of this principle. People not only in India but all over the world follow his principles of non-violence and many more.
- "If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning."- Gandhiji and his thoughts truly believed in the law of attraction. He suggested that people should have faith in their dreams and that's the first step towards achieving them. He believed that if a person can dream of something, they can surely achieve it. Just how India and Indians dreamt of being independent and today India celebrates more than seventy years of Independence.
- "An eye for an eye will end up making the whole world blind."- A new mind is a new thought and each thought, each idea counts. Gandhiji believed that everyone should follow whatever their heart says. Getting influenced by the thoughts of other people is not the best way to live one's life. Two people may think differently but none of them has to be wrong, is what he believed and supported.
- "I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill."- The one principle that followed to help India get independence was non-violence. Mahatma Gandhi believed that there is no battle that can not be won without weapons. He always supported peace and harmony and till his last breath, he practiced non-violence.
Shri Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a great leader, a compassionate human, an exemplary visionary, and an inspiration. He can not be forgotten till the end of time as he has influenced the world differently with a new vision, a new hope. One will fall short of words to describe Mahatma Gandhi. He said that, in a gentle way, you can shake the world and that’s exactly what he did. He stood true to his principles and shook the world with his methods and ideologies. This is to spread the idea of nonviolence through education and other public awareness activities. His teachings have made an impact on society.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."- Mahatma Gandhi
With all the gratitude and respect in our hearts, we wish all of you a very Happy Gandhi Jayanti.