The Empowering Truths of Mahatma Gandhi

Zen Gardner

August 9, 2012

http://soundofheart.org/galacticfreepress/content/empowering-truths-mahatma-gandhi

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” [Also attributed to Jimi Hendrix]

[Many have been asking, "What can I do? How do we respond to this onslaught against humanity we're witnessing?" Here are some examples of one man's response, and his profound effect will be forever felt. The love, the challenge, the embrace. Let them stir your heart and change your life. Love, Zen]

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“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”
“Where there is love there is life.”
“Seven Deadly Sins–Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Science without humanity
Knowledge without character
Politics without principle
Commerce without morality
Worship without sacrifice.”
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
“God has no religion.”
“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”
“Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”
“To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
“The future depends on what you do today.”
“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
“Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:- I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
- I shall fear only God.
- I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
- I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
- I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.”
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”
“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”
“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?”
“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”
“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”
“It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.”
“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”
“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”
“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”
“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”
“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”
“You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.”
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.(Young India, Volume 1, Issue 52; 1919)”
“Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.”
“Action expresses priorities.”
“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.”
“My Life is My Message”
“There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever. ”
“I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.”
“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”
“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”
“Truth is one, paths are many.”

Source: ZenGardner.com

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I am a twenty year old awakening spiritual writer/blogger who seeks to serve the planetary awakening.

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