“Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood”. Albert Einstein, spoke these words about Gandhi, one of many among the tributes to Gandhi upon his death in 1948.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was one of the world’s most respected
spiritual and political leaders of our time. His actions
freed the Indian people from British rule through nonviolent resistance and is
honored by Indians as being the father of
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It was here that he developed a method of direct social action based upon the principles of courage, nonviolence and truth called Satyagraha. The Satyagraha promoted nonviolence and civil disobedience as the only methods for obtaining political and social goals.
“I claim to be no more than an average man with less than average abilities. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.”
Nearly 60 years after his death, Gandhi is remembered among other spiritual leaders such as The Dalai Lama, The Prophet Muhammad, Jesus of Nazareth and Buddha as one who has enlightened millions, and freed his people