To celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday this month, we thought it would be a good idea to choose a passage by Gandhi.
Gandhi was one of Easwaran’s role models for both spiritual and social change. He led by example, inspiring Easwaran and countless others to transform their lives, changing fear into fearlessness and anger into fuel for peaceful, positive change. Easwaran often mentions that Gandhi thrived on challenges and was at his best during the toughest of situations.
Gandhi’s skill at transforming negative challenges into positive change is reflected in this passage. He sees beyond the external difficulties to the core of goodness within.
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In the Midst of Darkness – Mahatma Gandhi
I do dimly perceive that whilst everything around me is ever changing, ever dying, there is underlying all that change a living power that is changeless, that holds all together, that creates, dissolves, and re-creates. That informing power or spirit is God. And since nothing else that I see merely through the senses can or will persist, He alone is.
And is this power benevolent or malevolent? I see it as purely benevolent. For I can see that in the midst of death life persists, in the midst of untruth truth persists, in the midst of darkness light persists. Hence I gather that God is Life, Truth, Light. He is Love. He is the Supreme Good.