Showing posts with label Bapu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bapu. Show all posts

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Gandhi Journal Article - III : Bapu-Leader of Leaders

Bapu : Leader of Leaders
By Kavita Shah and Meha Todi

 “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood.”
- Albert Einstein
Few men have ever had as much of an effect on our world as Mohandas Gandhi. He was charismatic, deliberate and analytical. Gandhi was very much a product of his times, yet one of his greatest sources of inspiration was the Bhagavad-Gita. He was a politician, a writer, an intellectual and an orator. Without doubt he was a complex man, believing in simple things.
Gandhi's leadership role was extremely complex. Knowing that violence only begets violence, he began practicing passive resistance, Satyagraha. Mahatma Gandhi was a leader that brought one of the world's most powerful nations to its knees... by using peace, love and integrity as his method for change. How could a meek and fragile person of small physical stature inspire millions to bring about a profound change in a way the mightiest had never achieved before? His achievements were nothing less than miracles. His life was a message - a message of peace over power, of finding ways to reconcile our differences, and of living in harmony with respect and love even for our enemy. Gandhi can be considered the most modern political thinker India has ever had. Today, in a polity steeped in corruption, perhaps there is a need to rediscover Gandhi.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Poem on Gandhi : Come Again...

Come again…

[We are remembering values taught by Gandhi Bapu to us. 
Looking at current situation of our country,
we(Children) are requesting bapu to come again on this earth]

O, Teacher of truth and non violence
You loved peace and patience.
Taught unity, honesty and equality,
Loved cleanliness and simplicity.

O, Bapu, look at our nation
Unfortunately forgot your lesson.
People like corruption and dishonesty
Forgot non- violence and equality

O, Bapu, Come again to our country,
Remind our values and history.
Recognise current enemies of Nation
They are terrorism, corruption and inflation

O Pyare Bapu, accept our invitation,
Come again, once again, let’s fight for nation.
                                                         - Ramesh Makwana,