Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Excerpt from the book - Great Soul by Joseph Lelyveld

"Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test: Recall the face of the poorest and weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj for the hungry and spiritually starving millions? Then you will find your doubt and your self melting away."

(It was Mahatma Gandhi in the above paragraph)


A challenging test for sure. I do not know how many of us take up such tests on 'self'.


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