interesting and inspiring short stories of Mahatma Gandhi’s life.
Every year 30th
January is observed as Martyrs’ Day in the memory of
Mahatma Gandhi in India.
Karamchand Gandhi aka Bapu- the name itself is capable of carrying the whole
universe in it.
masses during the course of his lifetime; still after the 70 years of his
death, he is inspiring
millions around the world through his
visions, his teachings, his books and his writings.
Gandhi are still relevant in the 21st century and will be relevant until
the universe will survive.
Gandhi’s personality had so many dimensions. The greatest leader of the world,
visionary, an armed soldier, a fearless warrior, the man who believed in Ahimsa(Non-Violence)
and Satyagraha and the man who sacrificed his whole life for the freedom for
It has been 70
years our beloved Bapu was assassinated but he will always be here, with us, as
an inspiration, which even his death, cannot fade away.
So today on the
death anniversary of the father of nation we are sharing five short
Gandhi stories and interesting Mahatma Gandhi facts that will inspire you to adapt
his teachings and will motivate you to respect the martyrs of the nation.
living comfortably because they are standing there to protect us.
They are our soldiers.
Here are the Mahatma Gandhi’s life
stories in short.
1. The whole world was his family
Long ago when a reporter asked Kasturba Gandhi how many children, she had,
, “Four, but she also replied that Bapu, my husband, has four hundred
Now, you can think why she said like this.
Because 400 million was the population of India at that time.
Gandhi quotes on Love and Life
Where there is love there is life.
2. He believed in the Dignity of Labour
Once upon a time Lalaji (Lala Lajpat Rai) and Mahatma Gandhi were staying
at the house of an ardent nationalist, Shiv Prasad Gupta.
On their first day at the house of
their host, Lala Lajpat Rai dressed new clothes after his bath and left his
dirty and old clothes, in the bathroom.
The next morning he found the clothes washed and neatly folded, on his
bed. He was delighted. Lalaji had been travelling a lot for Freedom Movement at
that time and he had many more dirty clothes with him. He politely asked Mr. Gupta
if he could put the whole lot of dirty clothes for washing.
Mr. Gupta said he certainly could.
So Lala Lajpat Rai got all his clothes washed.
When the time came for them to leave, the Lalaji said he would like to
tip the servant who had washed his clothes. His host said it was not necessary
but Lalaji insisted. Mt. Gupta went in search of the man who had washed the
clothes of Lalaji but he shocked to know that, the clothes had not been washed by
any of his servants.
Finally, a servant said, “It was the other man in the room with Lalaji
who washed all the stained clothes. “I
saw him hanging out the clothes to dry.”
Can you guess now, who had washed the clothes?
Mahatma Gandhi quotes on Cleanliness
Cleanliness is next to Godliness.
3. We are here to serve not to be
A sanyasi (Monk), Swami Satydev spent
a day at Sabarmati Ashram and then expressed a wish to stay there.
“I like the work you do here,” he told Gandhiji.
Gandhiji said he was welcome to stay at
the ashram was meant for people like him, but added
“You will have to put away your saffron robes, and dress like the others
The Swami did not like that.
“I am sanyasi (Monk)!” he protested.
“I’m not asking you to renounce sanyas,”
“Sanyas is a state of mind. Dress
has nothing to do with it. If you wear your ochre robes here, people will not
allow you to do work out of respect for your robes, instead they will serve
you, and that would be contrary to the principles of this ashram. We are here
to serve, not to be served. ”
The swami thought the matter over and decided to join the ashram.
On another occasion, a man in an
advanced state of leprosy came to the ashram and asked for shelter.
“I’ve come to shed me skeleton here,” he said.
“I won’t go even if I’m pushed out.”
“How can I say there’s no shelter for you here?”
said Gandhiji .
Nursed by Gandhiji, the man spent several days in the ashram before
succumbing to the disease.
Gandhi quotes on Peace
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
4. He was Fearless
“I have no fear. That is why I’m unarmed.
That is what ahimsa is about.”
When he visited the Northwest Frontier to meet his Pathan supporters, he
was dwarfed by their height. They were tall and rugged, and all carried guns.
“Are you afraid? ” he asked them.
“Why else would you carry guns? ”
They stared at him, stunned into silence. No one had ever dared to
question their courage.
“I have no fear,” continued Gandhiji.
“That is why I’m unarmed. That is what ahimsa(Non-voilence) is about.”
The leader of the group, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, threw down his gun, and
the others followed suit.
Inspiring Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi on Education
An education which does not teach us to discriminate between good and bad,
to assimilate the one and eschew the other, is a misnomer.
5. He was considerate.
Mahatma Gandhi suspended his individual Satyagraha campaign for almost a
fortnight from 25th December
1940 to 4th January 1941 so that British officials enjoying their
Christmas holidays would not have to come out to make arrests.
Famous Gandhi quotes on truth
An error does not become truth because of multiplied propagation, nor
does truth become error because nobody sees it.
The words of Gandhi
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
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