This quote by Gandhi, “I have not renounced, I have not disowned, I have not ceased, I have not slept, I have not eaten, I have not drunk…. ” can be found in many places in books, meditation and yoga.
For me, the best quotes about serenity are the ones that come from the Dalai Lama and the Gandhi quote.
The Dalai Lama was a monk who was born in Tibet after the Chinese invasion in 1959. The fact that he wasn’t born in India doesn’t seem to bother him at all. In fact, he seems to think that other people should be born in India and not be born in Tibet. The best thing about the quote, is that it gives one the impression that the Dalai Lama would do whatever it takes to keep Tibet from being destroyed by the Chinese.
Gandhi was one of the most inspirational leaders in world history. He was born in 1869 in British India in a village called Fakirpur. He worked hard to become a lawyer, but his life was cut short when he was assassinated in 1948. He was said to have been a strict vegetarian and to be very gentle with his followers. Gandhi died at the age of 90 in India and is buried there.
It’s very hard to know what Gandhi would do, or even to know what he would be doing right now, as his legacy is so far from known. Gandhi’s closest followers and successors, his disciples, are now much more interested in trying to make Gandhi’s legacy meaningful. In fact, in the last few years there have been a number of people who have tried to make Gandhi’s legacy meaningful by trying to make him come down from the mountain and return to India.
I think this is very much a case where Gandhi is being used as a scapegoat. He wasn’t the first Indian leader to try and make his legacy meaningful, but the number of people (including Gandhi’s most ardent supporters and disciples) who are trying to make his legacy meaningful is really astounding. If a person wants to make his legacy meaningful, it would be great if he could do it in the right way.
I don’t think many people realize that Gandhi was the first person to put an end to Indian warfare between the British and the subcontinent. The British had been fighting the Indians since the 16th century. Gandhi came up with an idea to put an end to these wars and to make the British see that “Indian people are our brothers and sisters.
It sounds like Gandhi’s ideas have been put into practice in many other countries over the years. The idea of a long-term peace was first put into practice in the United States during the middle of the 19th century with the passage of the Second Treaty of San Ildefonso in 1848, which ended the Indian Wars.
In fact, the second Treaty of San Ildefonso was part of a larger peace initiative, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which was an effort to end the Mexican-American War. When it failed to materialize, the U.S. was in a stalemate with the Mexican government. It was then that the idea of a long-term peace was put into practice. Gandhi was a pacifist.