Mahatma Gandhi needs no introduction. Everyone knows about the man who led the Indian people to independence from British rule in 1947. He was born on October 2, 1869 and this day is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti in India. UNO declared October 2 as International Day of Non-violence. Mahatma was the title given to him by Rabindranath Tagore and he is known as Father of Indian nation.
Here are the top 10 fundamentals of Mahatma Gandhi that can change the world.
1. Change yourself.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
3. Forgive and let it go.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
4. Without action you aren’t going anywhere.
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
5. Take care of this moment.
I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.
6. Everyone is human.
I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
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.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
8. See the good in people and help them.
I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.
Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
9. Be congruent, be authentic, be your true self.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
10. Continue to grow and evolve.
Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.