Title Mahatma Gandhi: Essays and Reflections
Book Condition New
Publisher Delhi, India Jaico Publishing House
8172241224 / 9788172241223
Seller ID 105432
This book contains essays and reflections on Mahatma Gandhi, one of the outstanding personalities not only of our times but of all times. The greatest fact in the story of man on earth is not his material achievement, the empires he has built and broken, but the growth of his soul in its search for truth and goodness. The greatness of Gandhi is more in his holy living than in his heroic struggles, in his insistence on the creative power of the soul and its life-giving qualities at the time when destructive forces seem to be in the ascendant. To Gandhi there is no other God than Truth and the only means for the realization of truth is love or ahimsa.Since Buddha, Gandhiji was the greatest moral force in Indian history. For the accomplishment of liberty, justice and peace, he rediscovered the old techniques of ahimsa and satyagraha. He revealed to the masses a power not of rifles and machine guns, but the power innate in each individual, a power which this war-haunted world can exploit in making wars impossible.Gandhiji's whole life was an experiment with truth. His creed was service to God, through that of humanity. To him God was Truth and Truth was God. His simplicity of manner was captivating. His devotion to duty was inexhaustible; sincerity of purposes infallible; and sense of humour irresistible.Those who read the different essays in this book will be impressed by the fundamental unity between Gandhiji's theory and practice which is his challenge and message to the contemporary world. Some of Gandhiji's most distinct and famous speeches are brought together in this volume.Printed Pages: 584.
Mahatma Gandhi: Essays and Reflections S. Radhakrishnan