Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Gandhi, Mon Amour..

Today, you have worn on your heads a crown of thorns. The seat of power is a nasty thing. You have to remain ever wakeful on that seat. You have to be more truthful, more non-violent, more humble and more forbearing. You had been put to test during the British regime. But in a way it was no test at all. But now there will be no end to your being tested. Do not fall a prey to the lure of wealth. May God help you! You are there to serve the villages and the poor.

~ Mohandas K. Gandhi on 15th of August 1947 at Calcutta

(Manu Gandhi : The Miracle Of Calcutta)


  1. A beautiful photograph & a thought-provoking quote of one of the greatest souls who lived on earth!

  2. It's an awesome picture.
    It makes me feel like that child holding Mahatma Gandhiji's hands.

  3. Shashi is right that the picture of Gandhi is awesome. There are two children in the photo. And no Mahatma in that moment. Mostly we see Gandhi on walls in Govt. offices having a broad smile but staring in space. Or Gandhi oozing out of ATMs. So the photograph is a breath of fresh air.

  4. Want to add & correct in my earlier comment.

    Very important Quote.

    It is good to keep this quote in all Govt offices along with Gandhi Photo which make them to work beyond mercenary mind set.

    is my all time favourite quote from Gandhi.