Sunday, February 1, 2009

Mahatma Gandhi

January 30 was Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary. Time was, we used to observe a two-minute silence in his honour every year. (If I remember right, the two minutes started at 11 a.m.) It felt as if all of India stopped for a couple of minutes to pay homage to the man who taught the world to use entirely peaceful means to stand up to violence and to overcome injustice.

This year, busy with my own life, I didn't remember until a day later. Perhaps I would have remembered if I were still living in India. I hope so...

Now, a day late, I pay my respects through this post to the Apostle of Peace.

To mark the occasion, here are 3 of my favourite quotes from the Mahatma:

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.


  1. The first quote is one of my favorites - thanks for reminding me of it.

  2. Your blog is very insightful...much appreciated food for thought. I look forward to reading more!

  3. Better late than never and what better way to pay his respect than to share his quotes with the world. I especially love the last quote.


  4. Thanks for your support. It's so nice to see comments on one's posts!
    I love all three quotes -- obviously, else I wouldn't have posted them -- but my absolute favourite is the second one. So between us, we've got them all covered, so to speak. :)