Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi

A great Realised Soul, who believed in one Universal Religion, which encompasses all the principles of the great religions of the world (MME), who greatly respected Shri Mataji, when She stayed at his ashram while She was a little girl (1990-0811.1); Mahatma means larger Spirit (1985-1128); One of Gandhi’s principles was never to listen to any nonsensical gossip, never to listen to any criticism of anybody (1998-0320); Gandhiji’s ashram was a simple place but very well done… a simple house and very comfortable & very beautiful (1980-0927)

I was with Mahatma Gandhi as a child… because he liked me very much… he used to call me Nepali, because I have a ‘Nepali face’… and he used to talk with me as if he’s talking to his grandmother sometimes… he was extremely sweet person to children… strict with himself… and straight with others… with elderly people (1983-1001)

Mahatma Gandhi used to say… ‘what is the non-violence of the weak’… ‘the weak has to be non-violent’… ‘but the non-violence of the powerful is the sign of the real non-violence’. Those who are confident of their powers… why should they aggress others… they just stand. Those who are violent, angry, hot tempered, jump at everyone, torture everyone, trouble everyone… are the people who are very weak charactered (sic)… their character is weak… that’s the sign of a person who is either possessed and under the influence of the possession, or he’s too weak and he’s possessed by his anger because he doesn’t have that much power to bear anything. The one who has the power to bear is the powerful… the one who does not have any power to bear, I can’t bear… I don’t like – such a person is a useless thing for this earth. So the power of a person lies in bearing things… how much you can bear… how much you can undergo without feeling it (1987-1004)

Tape References

Date/Ref – Title – Qual – mins

1980-0927 Lethargy, Chelsham Road good 75

1983-1001 Santa Cruz interview good 45

1985-1128 William Blake, Hammersmith (C100) Not good

1987-1004 Dassehra Puja/Shri Rama – Les Avants, Switzerland good 70 1990-0811.1 Shri Saraswati Puja, Vancouver, Canada [3 min music Intro] good 40

– end – 30 Sep 2003