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Mohandas Gandhi’s birthday is today | Quotes!

Gandhi at home next to a spinning wheel, which looms in the foreground as a symbol of India's struggle for independence

Gandhi at home next to a spinning wheel, which looms in the foreground as a symbol of India’s struggle for independence

Mohandas Gandhi: His philosophy of nonviolence changed the world.

“Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement.  He was the pioneer of satyagraha—resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total non-violence—which led India to independence and has inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi or ‘Great Soul’, an honorific first applied to him by Rabindranath Tagore, and in India also as Bapu (Gujarati: બાપુ bāpu or ‘Father’). He is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.”–Wikipedia

“I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.”–Mahatma GandhiMore quotes at: http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Mahatma_Gandhi/   To know more: http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/95oct/mkgandhi.html or www.wikipedia.com

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  1. Reblogged this on Rio Guzman's Journal and commented:

    Today, his example is more valuable than ever.

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