Remembering the Mahatma on his Birth Anniversary

What according to Gandhiji were ‘Seven Social Sins’:

"Politics without principles.
Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice"

in today’s material world these ‘social sins’ have come to be valued as stepping stones for instant success and recognition.

The tragic irony, today, is not that we have forgotten Gandhi but that we have rendered him invisible in our day-to-day life. We have put him on a sacrosanct pedestal and we wish to venerate him from a distance rather than allow him to help us make our lives better. Notwithstanding the general trend of keeping Gandhi out of sight and out of mind, it is imperative to know that Gandhi’s actions were always based on his conviction that

“the good of the individual is contained in the good of all.”

Happy Gandhi Jayanti to all who still believe in such luxuries!

More By  :  Prof. Nibir Ghosh

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