‘Immortality of Mahatma Gandhi in His Principles Today’

Mahatma Gandhi, our Father of Nation has been a Unique figure throughout history and present for his proclamation of non-violence strategy. His principle of Non-Violence had struck hard the decadent British Empire during the Independence Struggle and served as the uniting link among the Indians then divided by various regional, social, capital, statutorily, religious and cultural differences which were enlarged by the British Empire following their policy of ‘Divide and Rule’. However, post 65 years of independence in India, where everyone respects Mahatma Gandhi, it has become quite an obvious fact that how much our leaders specially in Politics follow these principles. The principles can be stated in following definitions:
  1. Satya (Truthfulness): The pivotal and defining element of Gandhism is Satya. A Sanskrit word usually translated into English as truth. The principle of Satya as espoused by Gandhi needed that Truth must pervade all considerations of politics, ego, society and convention.
  2. Brahmacharya: Brahmacharya, or Celibacy was important to Gandhi for not only purifying himself of any lust and sexual urges, but also to purify his love for his wife as genuine and not an outlet for any turmoil or aggression within his mind.
  3. Ahimsa: Ahimsa, or non-violence, was another key tenet of Gandhi's beliefs. He held that total non-violence would rid a person of anger, obsession and destructive impulses.
  4. Khadi: Gandhi also adopted the clothing style of most Indians in the early 20th century. His adoption of khadi, or homespun cloth, was intended to help eradicate the evils of poverty, social and economic discrimination.
  5. Fasting: To Gandhi, fasting was an important method of exerting mental control over base desires.
  6. Religion: He maintained all the religions to be worthy of toleration and respect.
Satya always held enough respect in human society. People only respect who stay with truth sooner or later. Even though few...