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Nonviolence, Peace and Tolerance. One of the best ways to remember Gandhi's memory is what Gandhi himself said: "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

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The word Mahatma means great soul. This name was not given Gandhi at birth by his parents, but many years later by the Indian people when they discovered they had a Mahatma in their midst.

Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat, a small state in western India. He was named Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The word Gandhi means grocer, and generations earlier that had been the family occupation. But Gandhi's grandfather, father, and uncle had served as prime ministers to the princes of Porbandar and other tiny Indian states, and though lower caste, the Gandhis were middle-class, cultured, and deeply religious Hindus.

On January 30th 1948, he was assassinated in Delhi by a Hindu fanatic.

Raj Ghat, Delhi is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi that marks the spot of his cremation

Gandhi's ashes at Aga Khan Palace (Pune, India)

"Peace is a friendly open hand
Peace is a place to understand
Because of peace we negotiate
Peace is the only end to all our hates"

- Gandhi

Documentary, 44min 14sec, Colour & B/W, 1997

His pacifist philosophy brought one of the world's great powers to its knees. He proved that violence is not the only road to change.

Mahatma Gandhi's life was a study in contrast and paradox. He saw himself as doing God's work, yet recognized only personal conscience as the highest authority. He was a charismatic leader of millions who confounded intellectuals. He took a vow of abstinence, but in old age welcomed young women into his bed! BIOGRAPHY® profiles the small man who took a great nation on his shoulders and changed the world. Trace his rise to power and fearless campaign of truth, non-violence and non-cooperation with injustice that defeated the British Empire. Biographers offer insight into his surprising personal life, while historians explore his remarkable accomplishments. Hear from his grandson, Arun Gandhi, and, in a rare interview, the Dalai Lama reflects on Gandhi's incredible life and enduring legacy.

From the formation of his philosophy to changing the face of the world, this is the complete saga of the Pilgrim of Peace Mahatma Gandhi.



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Comment by Nada Jung on June 4, 2016 at 2:49pm

Happy Friday! Be the Change!

Comment by Eva on October 2, 2015 at 2:25pm

Let us celebrate Peace Day each and every day! | Happy Jayanthi Anniversary Bapuji!

Comment by Eva on August 16, 2015 at 9:48pm

Mahatma Gandhi's Speech (Unedited Voice)

Comment by Eva on April 24, 2015 at 10:31am

Comment by Eva on October 2, 2014 at 3:21pm

How do you define non-violence? How can the world educate for

peace? Violence is the weapon of the weak, as M. Gandhi said. Today is the Intl Day of Non-Violence. http://ow.ly/CbQ85

Comment by Isabelle Cyr on August 24, 2013 at 2:30am

Comment by Stephen Quinto on August 24, 2013 at 12:19am

My Dear Family....

I have joined this esteemed circle ....as a sign by me that the Mahatma has always been for me a great father and teacher, an equal with those other great souls who came to Serve our noblest Purpose in being 'here'....

Have patience if I do not contribute more words to the ringing Truths he bequeathed us – they entirely express the greatness of his Spirit - ....and because they would always be inferior to his. 

Just permit my presence among you to speak from my heart ....which will be forever in awe of the powerful presence of this Man's Divinity. He has left us this....

Such sweet Spirit as his ....will never be stilled. One can only access it through the humility One expreses when seeking such heights ....as our Creator-God. 

Comment by Vinod MOOGI on August 23, 2013 at 4:40am
Hello

Greetings,

“Imagine” when the Peace kicks in”

Sharing the link of my another Flute video which is on "Peace"
http://youtu.be/p_wB15LGFmk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_wB15LGFmk&feature=youtu.be
http://vimeo.com/71873536
https://myspace.com/vinodmoogi/video/-imagine-when-the-peace-kicks-in-/109410024?mri=112065213

Love & Peace

Vinod MOOGI
Comment by Vinod MOOGI on August 23, 2013 at 4:38am
Hello

Greetings,

“ Jana Gana Mana”

Sharing the link of my Flute video.
http://youtu.be/IkpvQDQgc2U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkpvQDQgc2U
https://vimeo.com/72646568
https://myspace.com/vinodmoogi/video/-jana-gana-mana-15-08-2013/109416730?mri=112074033

Pls. enjoy the music on head phones.

Love & Peace

Vinod MOOGI
Comment by Eva on August 23, 2013 at 4:17am

Gandhi's Talisman:

"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 person who you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to them.

Will they gain anything by it? Will it restore them to a control over their own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to freedom for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?

Then you will find your doubts and your self melt away."

 

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