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Subhamoy Das

The Greatness of Gandhi

By October 2, 2013

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Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)was undoubtedly one of the greatest Hindus of all times. Every year on October 2nd, the world observes his birthday as the International Day of Non-Violence honoring his ideals of peace, non-violence and vegetarianism.

Called India's "Father of the Nation," Gandhi spearheaded the country's Freedom Movement for Independence from British Rule, and is known for his famous words of wisdom on God, life and religion.

On the 144th birth anniversary of this great Indian political and spiritual leader, here are some good Gandhi links to explore:

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Comments
October 30, 2007 at 6:45 am
(1) M.K.Pillai says:

Gandhi is ONLY a convincing story teller and and a opportunist

October 9, 2009 at 1:43 pm
(2) Shankar Lal Soni says:

Gandhi is the fourth person in the history of Nation India; the first three – Chanyaka, Jagadguru Shankaracharya and Swami Vivekanand.
Gandhi expended his self to such an extent that he became head of all families in India (Bapu) while living and number of people respecting him is increasing day by day in the world after his death.
In my view, Gandhi became Mahatma for practicing the principles of Sanatan Dharma.

October 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm
(3) Yasmeen says:

Many people do not know that a portion of Gandhi’s ashes are interred in a memorial in the United States. These ashes were secreted out of India right after Gandhi’s cremation, and given to Paramahansa Yogananda who was living at the ashram he (Yogananda) founded in Los Angeles. Paramahansaji also built an ashram in Pacific Palisades, CA. It is known as the Lake Shrine Retreat of Self-Realization Fellowship, and on the grounds of this beautiful garden sanctuary is a marble memorial shrine to Gandhi containing a portion of his ashes. The retreat grounds are open to the public free of charge. Anyone may visit and see this Gandhi memorial. Contact Self-Realization Fellowship for more information.

October 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm
(4) morris says:

I think Gandhi was mainly a spiritual and religious man. His contribution as a political leader is of questionable value. Perhaps that is why In India their religious leaders rarely ever enter the domain politics. Here the saint who was convinced of his non-violence movement and the unity of Hindus and Muslims failed miserably in both. Hindus and Muslims were unable to unite to liberate their country as one. Moreover at the eve of the birth of two nations the continent saw violence of the magnitude that was not experienced for generations before. Well, they say it was not Gandhi’s fault. Perhaps not, but he was the leader. And the legacy he left through Nehru’s policy was such that the price is still being paid. I am referring to Kashmir and India’s own refugees in India not to speak of the bloodshed and the cost .

October 9, 2013 at 2:37 am
(5) Garcnia Diet says:

This design is spectacular! You definitely know how to keep a reader entertained.
Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!)
Great job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how
you presented it. Too cool!

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