5 lessons from Mahatma Gandhi that he has learned in life. All of the phrases listed below may have already been heard somewhere, but now you will know exactly who the author of these statements is. Let's start with a fairly well-known phrase:
"Our future directly depends on what we are doing now"
Gandhi Mohandas is one of the greatest ideological and political leaders. Rabindranath Tagore - the famous writer of India, in 1915 for the first time in relation to Mohandas Gandhi used the title "Mahatma", which means "Great Soul". But Gandhi himself considered himself unworthy for this, and did not accept such a title.
Gandhi occupied a very high position in society, but at the same time he lived quite modestly. He practiced fruitarianism and vegetarianism, and wore monastic robes.
Several photographs of Mahatma Gandhi:
Gandhi Mohandas did for his people, and there is a lot of freedom from England. In the struggle for Indian independence, he applied methods of resistance without violence. Namely - a boycott of British institutions and goods, including violation of certain laws. Gandhi very actively fought against caste inequalities, and did his best to improve the lives of the "untouchables" as much as possible.
Changing himself, Gandhi also changed the world around him, without using violence and cruelty. The wise lessons taught to us by this wise man will not hinder anyone. When we ourselves change, the society in which we live will also change. That is, you need to start changes with yourself.
1. Ask only the right questions
"The whole power of the question lies in the fact that it lies at the basis of the progress of mankind"
Ask only the right questions and only the right people. After all, the quality of life directly depends on the quality of the questions we ask. Without asking questions, it is simply impossible to get the right answers. It is impossible to achieve perfection without a lively and inquiring mind.
"You must be the change you dream of seeing in the world."
As mentioned above, you need to start with yourself. We must be an example if we want change. If we change, people will follow us on their own. Any person can complain and blame society, government, God for all failures, but only a few are able to discern the problem in themselves and at the same time begin to change.
“The weak do not know how to forgive. After all, forgiveness is the hallmark of a strong person "
Forgiveness does not at all mean a person's weakness; on the contrary, forgiveness is a sign of spiritual strength. Only the weak keep resentment, envy and anger in themselves, not knowing how to forgive. This eats away at the person from the inside and makes him even weaker.
4. Always act
“There is an impulse for action, then let's see what happens now. You can expand the big plan into several small steps and take the first step right now "
This phrase is a philosophical version of the well-known "Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today." After all, this "tomorrow" will never come, and "yesterday" has already become the past. We live in the present. Therefore, we are obliged to act in the "here and now".
"Our future is in direct proportion to what we are doing in the 'now'."
5. Follow Your Beliefs
“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. "
What do you believe in? What are you thinking about? How do you see yourself? How do you see your future? Do you believe in your potential? Every time, as soon as doubts creep into you, remember this phrase. After all, this is what you believe in. Believe in your success, watch your thoughts, and you will definitely succeed. Let it happen not the first time, but the ninth.