Saturday, October 2, 2010

Gandhi Jayanti : 2nd October

Gandhi advised his followers to "become the change you want to see in the world".
We are always thrashing out advises, as what can be changed in our society, in our country , in our spouses, in our children etc., but do we ever pause and think, the change we want to see in others can begin with us. It is so simple when we change in our own small way, we would automatically find changes happening in others, and also in our immediate surroundings.

Every year we celebrate the birthday of  Gandhi : but how many of us follow his principles, of being the change we want to see in the world?
He was the light that illuminated our country for so many years, and  the light is still there, maybe gone a bit dim, but the spark is still alive, and if we are willing to see it, it will give solace to our troubled hearts.
For the light that shone on this country was no ordinary light : it was the light of the Mahatma, the living truth, and the eternal man who was with us, and would always be with us with his eternal truth reminding us of the right path, nudging us away from error, showing this ancient country  called 'India', the way to a bright, modern and secular future.
So on this day  let us again pledge to bring the change within ourselves!


  1. This is a risky world.. and such accidents are beyond our control all though we wish we had prevented ..

    I still regret the event when I accidentally killed a squirel while trying to catch it.., as I was responsible for its death.

  2. “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood.”

    “I claim to be no more than an average man with less than average abilities. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.”- GANDHI

    CAN WE?

  3. rama - more than following what bapuji said, which may be difficult, the better idea would be to imbibe the spirit of what he meant. That by itself would be a great achievement. He was a wonderful person, with simple ideas..

  4. Yes I totally agree with you, and bringing the change within us is the least we can do.
    Thanks for dropping by. Happy Gandhi Jayanti.

  5. Rama,

    Secularism and caste-less society is what I consider his best principle. Incidentally I also wrote on Gandhi today ...for the same reason ...2nd Oct.

  6. great post rama! i'm ashamed i know too little about this great man. i remember studying him in high school, seeing the movie... but he was so amazing. so brilliant. so passionate. so peaceful.
    his teachings have brought much good into the whole world.
    and you are right to remind us all to be the change we wish to see in the world! lovely post! inspirational. :)

  7. Apt post for Gandhi Jayanthi.

  8. well meaning post buddy...well, if only people understand the true meaning..hmmm

  9. This is so true. Your posts always make me think. How many times DO we really follow his principles? It's so interesting how we revere people but we sometimes forget the real mark they tried to hard to leave. Beautiful post!!

  10. Yes Amin it is Mahatma Gandhi.