02nd October, 2022
Once Gandhi ji’s dhoti was torn, and someone said,
‘Bapu, your dhoti is torn.’
So Gandhiji goes into the bathroom and adjusts his garments a little bit, and then says,
‘See now, and tell me where it is torn? There is a lot of it left to get torn.’
His idea was not to waste resources; not to be a consumerist by nature.
There is enough in this world for everybody’s need, but not for everybody’s greed
– this was the message he used to give.
Another principle Gandhiji widely believed in was Non Violence.
“Whether humanity will follow the law of love and Ahimsa, I do not know, But that need not disturb us. The law will work just as the law of gravitation works whether we accept it or not.”
Unfortunately, in the last several decades, aggression has got itself attached to pride. It is time now, that we reverse this tendency. Pride should be in non-violence and in peace.
What we need to do is to create a billion acts of non-violence. For every act of violence, we need to create a hundred acts of non-violence.
The voice of non-violence has to be heard loud and clear.
This is what we need.
‘We will be the change that we want to see in the world.’ So the change starts from right here, where we are; from each one of us.
Let us all join together and in this year and on this day on Gandhi Jayanti, and create one billion acts of non-violence, acts of friendship, and acts of compassion.
Our children should get a better world than what we may have inherited.
As the Mahatma said, “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.”
Let us follow his principles and pay our humble homage to Gandhiji on Gandhi Jayanti.
Stay Blessed forever!