Friday, January 16, 2009

Do not forget Mahatma Gandhi

Einstein once said the following on Mahatma Gandhi - "Mahatma Gandhi’s life achievement stands unique in political history. He has invented a completely new and humane means for the liberation war of an oppressed country, and practiced it with greatest energy and devotion. The moral influence he had on the consciously thinking human being of the entire civilized world will probably be much more lasting than it seems in our time with its overestimation of brutal violent forces....
We may all be happy and grateful that destiny gifted us with such an enlightened contemporary, a role model for the generations to come". It seems today we are already forgetting him. Martin Luther King achieved an almost impossible dream following Gandhian Principles and so did Nelson Mandela. Faith in yourself is the first thing that Guns kill. As the world burns today, path that Gandhiji, MLK, Mandela and numerous other leaders who championed non-violent means are being burned as well. Let us remember this January two stalwarts of this era and hope we re-learn the ways they showed our generation and coming ones.

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