The best way to know the self is feeling oneself at the moments of reckoning. The feeling of being alone, just with your senses, may lead you to think more consciously. More and more of such moments may sensitize ‘you towards you’, towards others. We become regular with introspection and retrospection. We get ‘the’ gradual connect to the higher self we may name Spirituality or God or just a Humane Conscious. We tend to get a rhythm again in life. We need to learn the art of being lonely in crowd while being part of the crowd. A multitude of loneliness in mosaic of relations! One needs to feel it severally, with conscience, before making it a way of life. One needs to live several such lonely moments. One needs to live severallyalone.

Friday 3 October 2014

MAHATMA GANDHI: FATHERLY FIGURE OF HUMAN CONSCIENCE


MAHATMA GANDHI: FATHERLY FIGURE OF HUMAN CONSCIENCE

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi began as a fallible man, like all of us, and he remained fallible, like all of us, through his journey with life – from an early married boy – to a confused young man – to a maturing adult looking for the meaning of life beyond his professional legal practice – to a man making the cause of other Indians to claim a dignified life his own – to an Indian freedom movement activist coming of age – to the central figure of the Indian freedom struggle starting to write a new and definitive chapter introducing non-violence and Satyagraha – to the Father of the nation, Bapu – to the Fatherly figure of the human conscience – he remained fallible – like all of us – but unlike almost of us – he always spoke of it – and he always had atonements for it – with his personal austerity and self-discipline – he remained fallible like all of us – but he overcame it every time, unlike most of us – and he did it all while remaining one of us, within the reach of everyone, with no strings attached – he cared for all – he spoke to all - and all looked up to him - and that is what made him the Father of the Human Conscience – that is what made him the Mahatma. 

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