Remembering a Great Soul

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

Yes, that quote belongs to one of the great leaders the world ever had, Mahatma Gandhi. I would say he was the one and the only leader who addressed by people as Mahatma, which means a great soul. He died as the Mahatma on January 30, 1948 and today marks the 60th anniversary of his death. Gandhi practised and advocated non-violence and truth, even in the most extreme situations. He forged the priceless weapon of Satyagraha and showed the world how to use it for social change. He believed that strength does not come from physical capacity; it comes from an indomitable will.

Gandhi sought truth and the law of being through non-violence and love. His life was an open book. When asked for a message on the eve of his departure for Delhi on Sept 7, 1947 after a month stay in Calcutta, he wrote in Bengali "Amar Jeevan Amar Bani" which means "My life is my message". Today, after 6 decades, the world still remembers him simply because whenever he had truth, he gave it with love.

Remembering Gandhi, here's a beautiful picture from my archive.

A close up of Mahatma Gandhi's Samadhi at Rajghat Memorial Park, New Delhi which I snapped during my stay in India, three years ago.

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