The headline of this posting is so great that it may take all of us a long time to understand it. It was said by..Mahatma Gandhi a.k.a Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or Bapuji.
Just reflect on this line – it is so true. If you are a vegetarian no amount of coaxing can bring water to your tongue if an array of non veg dishes are laid out in front of you! Speaking of wants Gandhiji says ” If I do not need it, I am rich, because I can live without it”. It is an amazing statement.
He was very clear that one could prioritize things in life. Learn to live with less – no driver, no car, wash your own clothes (independence from servants), clean the place you stay. So it goes a little beyond just the basics. Independence comes from being able to have all that you need – and the skill likes in keeping your needs simple.
The other very important about Gandhiji is when he says “Choosing your problem”. Read it in school, understood it after finishing CA! Amazing thought – all of us have problems, we can choose which ones to attend. Again as Chinmaya says “We fight with our mothers and wives about salt being more or less in the food, why do we not argue about being the next Prime Minister or President?”
Gandhiji would have also had his share of personal (domestic) headaches – children, children’s marriage, buying a house,…he choose to fight the Independence battle instead of the chotta, chotta problems…
Salutations Bapuji. We have let you down for sure. Hopefully our kids will perform better than us. Really hope we have brought up these kids with good value systems 🙂
Happy Birthday anyway…saw your birthday on FB that is why some of us remembered…:)
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