The whole world is well known for the unforgettable contribution of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation in the freedom struggle of the country. He remained an ideal hero for his life-long countrymen. Gandhi, who liberated the country from English slavery on the path of non-violence, influenced the whole world with his thoughts. He also wrote several books based on his experiences, which still show us a new way of life. His experiences, his theory of non-violence, his views are as meaningful today as they were in those times. There were three important sources of his life, the first of which was the use of a broom to remove social filth. Second, to strengthen collective prayer by rising above the bonds of caste and religion. Third, the charkha, which later became a symbol of self-reliance and unity.
Gandhiji often used to say that happiness is the only perfume that if you put on others, some drops of it also fall on you. He used to say that a person is not identified by his clothes but by his character. For the purpose of planting seeds of positivity in the progress of others and those who think negatively, he said that instead of the eye, the eye will make the whole world blind.
Inspiring people to use the importance of time and the right use of time, he said that the people who save time also save money and thus the money saved is equally important as the money earned. He used to say that whatever work you do, it may be less important but the most important thing is that you do something. Inspiring people to learn something new every day, every moment in life, Gandhiji used to say that you live as if you have to die tomorrow but learn that you have to live forever.
There was such power in Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas that even adversaries could not live without praising him. Many such stories come to light, which gives a clear glimpse of his honesty, candor, honesty and courtesy. Once Mahatma Gandhi was playing badminton with Mrs. Sarojini Naidu. Mrs. Naidu’s right hand was hurt. Seeing this, Gandhiji also held the racket in his left hand. When Mrs. Naidu’s attention turned to this, she fluttered and started laughing and said, “You don’t even know in which hand the racket is caught?” Bapu replied, “You too Due to injury to his right hand, the racket is held in the left hand and I do not want to take advantage of anyone’s helplessness. If you can’t play by holding the racket with your right hand due to helplessness, then why should I take advantage of my right hand? “
Once Gandhiji was giving a speech in Jaitpur at a gathering organized in the locality of Harijans and Memon caste. The Memon caste is a special caste of Kathiawadi Muslims. Boys of this caste used to be very spoiled, mischievous and vagabond in those days. As soon as Gandhiji started his speech, at the same time a 10-12 year old boy also reached the synagogue and went to the forefront with a beedi in the mouth, pushing the people and looking at Gandhiji with rude eyes leaving the smoke of the bidi . When Gandhiji caught sight of the boy, he stopped his speech in the middle and looked at the boy and said, “Hey, look, this little boy is smoking a bidi.” Oh throw away brother, throw away the bidi. “Such simple words of Gandhiji had a magic effect on that boy. He immediately threw the bidi out of his mouth and began to listen to Gandhiji’s speech with great attention, sitting courteously in the audience.
Mahatma Gandhi was once traveling in a train from Champaran to Bettiah. As there was no overcrowding in the car, he went to the third class compartment and lay down on a berth. When the train stopped at the next station, a farmer boarded the compartment. He spoke abusively to Gandhiji lying on the berth and said, “Stand from here. You are lying on the berth as if this train belongs to your father. “Gandhiji woke up silently to the farmer and sat down on one side. Then, while sitting comfortably at the peasant’s berth, he sang in fun, “Dhan-dhan Gandhiji Maharaj! Gandhiji, who eradicates grief. ”The interesting thing was that the farmer was not going anywhere else but to visit Gandhiji in Bettiah but before that he had never seen Gandhiji, so could not recognize him in the train. On reaching Bettiah, when a crowd of thousands welcomed Gandhiji at the station, the farmer realized the reality and bowed his eyes in shame. He fell at the feet of Gandhiji and began to apologize to him. Gandhiji picked him up and hugged him lovingly.
Another anecdote dates back to the days when Gandhiji was serving a sentence of rigorous imprisonment. One day, when all his work was finished, he sat on one side in free time and started reading the book. Then the sentry of the jail ran and ran to him and started telling him that the jailor is coming this way to inspect the jail, so keep doing some work to show him, but Gandhiji refused to do so and said , “It would be better to send me to work in a place where there is so much work that it cannot be completed ahead of time.”
At the time of the Second World War, most of the leaders of our country were in favor of the fact that now is the perfect opportunity to liberate the country from the British and should take advantage of this golden opportunity and launch a massive movement in the country. In fact, all of them believed that the British government would not be able to face the movement of the Indians due to being busy in the Second World War, and finally, it would have to bow before this nationwide movement and thus forced the British to easily liberate India. Can be done. When the same thing was raised in front of Gandhiji, he flatly refused to take advantage of the helplessness of the British. Although Gandhiji launched a movement against the British during that time, his movement was not a group movement but a personal movement.